January 30, 2017

Jan. 30: Fees, but no taxes in special session

Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers Friday that he will not be asking for new general tax revenues during the special legislative session he plans to call next month to address Louisiana’s $304 million mid-year budget shortfall.
January 27, 2017

Jan. 27: Colleges need funds to support mobility

It’s unfortunate that a piece of common knowledge in Louisiana includes the state’s massive disinvestment in higher education over the past decade.
January 25, 2017

Jan. 25: Edwards proposes school funding freeze

An education adviser to Gov. John Bel Edwards provided insight into one way the governor will look to achieve balance in his Executive Budget to be released next month: a funding freeze for the state’s K-12 schools.
January 9, 2017

Jan. 9: Getting closer to a special session

The executive budget won’t be unveiled until Feb. 24, but the annual debate over spending is expected to kick off on Friday, when the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference meets to decide on the size of the current-year budget gap.