revenue crisis

January 25, 2017

Jan. 25: Edwards proposes school funding freeze

An education adviser to Gov. John Bel Edwards provided insight into one way the governor will look to achieve balance in his Executive Budget to be released next month: a funding freeze for the state’s K-12 schools.
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.
January 9, 2017

Jan. 9: Getting closer to a special session

The executive budget won’t be unveiled until Feb. 24, but the annual debate over spending is expected to kick off on Friday, when the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference meets to decide on the size of the current-year budget gap.
December 12, 2016

Dec. 12: Social services and the effect of budget cuts

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is charged with caring for some of the state’s most vulnerable people - including children who’ve been abused and neglected or live in dangerous situations.