Louisiana budget crisis

January 20, 2017

Jan. 20: The GOP’s plan for midyear cuts

Gov. John Bel Edwards has said he wants to see a plan from those who insist the state can plug a $304 million midyear budget gap with cuts alone, without resorting to a special session or dipping into the rainy-day fund.
January 17, 2017

Jan. 17: Midyear deficit confirmed

Louisiana will once again have to endure midyear budget cuts amid a shortfall pegged at $313 million by the Legislature’s economist.
January 13, 2017

Jan. 13: The faces of Medicaid expansion

Gov. John Bel Edwards celebrated the one-year anniversary of his executive order expanding Medicaid coverage by introducing the public to three of the 378,000-plus Louisianans who’ve gained coverage since July 1.
November 15, 2016

Nov. 15: State government isn’t ‘bloated’

A right-leaning columnist for The Advocate, Jeff Sadow, thinks state government is bloated and that the goal of the upcoming tax reform debate should be to cut taxes.