December 14, 2017

Seeking consensus on the “cliff”

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.

Number of the Day

$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)
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.
June 22, 2016

Senate to revive income tax measures

With less than three days left in the second special fiscal session, lawmakers have raised only $284 million of the $600 million needed to close gap in next year’s budget.
February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

La Budget forecast: From bad to worse; The Obama budget; Homeless in Baton Rouge; and Oil prices ‘wreaking havoc’ on debt