Legislative Fiscal Office

June 12, 2017

Commentary: Don’t blame the weatherman for the rain

The Legislature begins another special session this week – the fourth in 18 months under Gov. John Bel Edwards. The only job for legislators is to pass a budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year – a task that eluded them during the 60-day regular session when negotiations between the House and Senate broke down in the final hours.Read more...

December 11, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Educational inequalities worse in Louisiana; Diversity makes you smarter; Medicaid expansion popular in Kentucky; and Tax collections down this year
August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rejecting coverage expansion has consequences; Legislature’s chief economist blames tax base for budget woes; A new jail not the only answer for Orleans Parish Prison problem; $391 million in disaster loans forgiven for Louisiana