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April 11, 2017

The tax reform session

Louisiana is facing a fiscal crisis, with more than $1.3 billion in temporary taxes due to expire in 2018.

Number of the Day

95,000 -  Number of Louisiana households that use federal rental assistance to rent modest housing at an affordable cost. Eighty-nine percent of those households included a person who is elderly, disabled, or a child. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
February 10, 2017

Seventy votes needed to tap rainy-day fund

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to patch the mid-year budget shortfall leans heavily on tapping the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund, commonly known as the rainy-day fund.
December 13, 2016

Dec. 13: ACA repeal lacks widespread support

Promises by President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act are unpopular with healthcare groups and the general public.
December 7, 2016

Dec. 7: Deeper cuts coming soon

Louisiana’s mid-year budget gap has swelled to $600 million, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told legislators on Tuesday, as tax revenues continue to come in below projections.