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April 3, 2017

Investments vs. Cuts

Last week, Gov. John Bel Edwards released his plan to cover both the $440 million shortfall for the coming fiscal year and the looming fiscal cliff - now estimated at almost $1.4 billion.

Number of the Day

$1.2 billion - Amount of federal flood relief aid approved for Louisiana last week (Source: The Associated Press)
March 28, 2017

Survey Says…

Most Louisianans think the state should spend more money on K-12 schools, higher education, health care and roads, according to the 2017 Louisiana Survey by Louisiana State University’s Public Policy Research Lab.

Number of the Day

55 - Percent of Louisianans who believe upper income people aren’t paying their fair share of taxes. (Source: 2017 Louisiana Survey)