February 15, 2017

Still searching for solution to mid-year shortfall

Gov. John Bel Edwards and House Republicans remain at loggerheads over how to close the $304 million mid-year shortfall. The lower-chamber GOP leaders want to use less of the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund, while the governor contends that using the maximum allowable allotment will limit the pain of cuts.Read more...

November 11, 2016

Nov. 11: The governor talks tax reform

The goal of Louisiana’s upcoming tax reform effort should be to raise enough money to start reinvesting in education, public safety and other priorities that have been neglected amid years of budget shortfalls.
October 20, 2016

Oct. 20: School investments down

State spending per K-12 public school student in Louisiana fell 3.6 percent between 2008 and the 2017 fiscal year, after adjusting for inflation.
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.