midyear cuts

February 8, 2017

Feb. 8: A battle over stop-gap funding

Gov. John Bel Edwards came to office promising to end the age-old practice of using one-time, stopgap funding to pay for recurring government expenses, which grew to epidemic proportions under his predecessor.
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 18, 2017

Jan. 18: Fighting over the rainy-day fund

Plugging Louisiana’s gaping mid-year budget gap may require even larger cuts to hospitals, universities and safety-net services than Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is contemplating.
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.