Gov. John Bel Edwards has spent months talking to legislators and business groups around the state, trying to develop collaborative solutions to the $1.5 billion budget shortfall the state faces in 2018.
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$10.6 million - Amount of property tax revenue lost by Orleans Parish in 2017 due to the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program, which local governments now have authority to limit. (Source: Nola.com/The Times Picayune reporting on a Together Louisiana analysis)