Gov. John Bel Edwards

February 24, 2017

Governor’s FY 18 budget proposes more cuts

Gov. John Bel Edwards released his executive budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year Thursday morning.
February 16, 2017

Special session: Cuts vs. rainy-day dollars

Gov. John Bel Edwards and his allies had complained for days that House Republicans had not produced a viable alternative to his budget-rebalancing plan. That changed on Wednesday, when the House Appropriations Committee sent two budget cutting bills to the floor that cut current-year spending well beyond the levels recommended by the governor.Read more...

September 16, 2016

Sept. 16: Louisiana needs a loan

State government is experiencing a cash crunch, which means Louisiana will be borrowing up to $400 million in short term loans in order to keep agencies operational.
September 9, 2016

Sept. 9: Federal disaster aid flowing, but more needed

Louisiana will now pay 10 percent of the costs of federal disaster assistance in the aftermath of the historic August flooding, instead of 25 percent, after costs exceeded a $621 million threshold.