The Legislature’s most important task during its annual regular session is passing a budget. But many predict the Legislature won’t accomplish that task during the regular session this year, because doing so would require cutting more than $700 million, mostly from critical health and education programs.
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105,000 - Number of children in Louisiana whose parents would earn more if the Legislature increased the statewide minimum wage to $8.50. (Source: LBP analysis)