one-time money

September 10, 2018

A long-overdue pay raise?

It’s been rumored for months, but late last week it became official: Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to seek a $1,000 per year salary increase for public school teachers next year, with lower raises for school support workers.

Number of the Day

$170 million - Projected annual cost of giving Louisiana’s public school employees - including teachers, supervisors and support workers - a 3.65 percent pay raise needed to reach the Southern regional average. (Source: The Advocate)
February 20, 2017

Special Session: House-Senate brinksmanship

The Legislature has until midnight on Wednesday to find agreement on closing a $304 million mid-year budget gap.
April 30, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Health care program serving thousands in NOLA on verge of going broke
More than 50,000 uninsured New Orleans area residents could lose access to health care as early as August, when funding expires for a network of neighborhood health clinics created after Hurricane Katrina.… Read more...

April 30, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gov Bobby Jindal “addicted” to one-time money
Bob Mann says Gov. Bobby Jindal has made a holy mess of the state budget by employing a budgetary tactic – using “one-time money” for recurring expenses – that he once denounced. In a press release dated May 7, 2008, Jindal famously said one-time money was like using a credit card to pay the mortgage, and that it represents “a Failure to stand up for the taxpayers we were elected to serve.”… Read more...