Louisiana education spending; Louisiana k-12;

September 6, 2016

Sept. 6: Crime and Punishment

Louisiana could save $70 million a year by moving 9,000 people convicted of nonviolent drug offenses to drug courts - and even more if the programs expanded statewide. The numbers come from a new Legislative Auditor’s report that also finds Louisiana sends people to prison for nonviolent offenses at much higher rates than other states.
June 23, 2016

Budget down to the wire

Senate President John Alario announced this morning that he’s giving up on raising an additional $88 million for next year’s budget by eliminating an outdated tax deduction that flows mainly to the wealthiest households. That means the main task for legislators on the final day of the special session is dividing up an estimated $258 million that’s been raised to date.
December 10, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

State support for K-12 students still down; When the cupboard is bare; Budget smoke and mirrors and; The Middle class is shrinking
March 5, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Proposals to reign in fraud in film tax credits; Health care subsidies at risk in Louisiana; Education superintendent wants more money for MFP and; Governor wants federal dollars to save WISE fund