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.
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.
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.
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.