Louisiana Legislature 2014

June 5, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

2014 Legislative Session — maintaining an unsustainable status quo; Recently passed state budget relies on nearly $1 billion in “one-time” money; Treasurer says budget might already be unbalanced ; Attorney general recommends veto of oil and gas lawsuit bill; and Alvarez & Marsal says sometimes you have to spend money to save money. $991 million — amount of “non-recurring” funding in the recently passed FY15 budget that will need to be replaced (Source: LFO)
March 11, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Opening Day: What a difference a year makes; Another supporter for raising the minimum wage; Proven anti-poverty program at risk; and Sentencing reform gains ground among conservatives. $2.76 billion - Amount of “discretionary” state general fund dollars in the proposed 2014-15 state budget. All but $558 million is for education and health care services. (Source: House Fiscal Division)