SB 252

April 9, 2018

Senate starts its budget review

While House leaders try to put together their version of the state budget, the state Senate got an early start on its own deliberations with a rare Sunday meeting of the Finance Committee.

Number of the Day

64 - Percentage of the $1.6 billion budget shortfall that is due to the expiration of temporary taxes on June 30. The remaining 36 percent is due to other factors such as inflation, school enrollment and other budget factors (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office)
April 9, 2018

LBP Releases New Report on Minimum Wage

A new report from the Louisiana Budget Project shows that 193,000 Louisiana workers – nearly 1 in 10 – would get a much-needed pay raise if policymakers established a state minimum wage of $8.50 per hour.

The report by policy director Jeanie Donovan also shows how workers in Louisiana’s largest cities would benefit if legislators were to lift the state law that forbids local control of minimum wage ordinances.Read more...