statutory dedications

January 30, 2018

Reforming statutory dedications

A frequent talking point among opponents of tax reform is that Louisiana’s structural budget problems can be fixed by removing the legal restrictions that protect various pots of money.

Number of the Day

12.7  - Percent of 2018-2019 executive budget that is made up of statutory dedications (Source: Division of Administration)
October 11, 2017

Digging into dedications

When Louisiana faces a fiscal crunch, the first place legislators often look for cuts is the area of the budget known as “statutory dedications,” or money that’s set aside for a specific purpose, and often funded by a dedicated tax or fee.

Number of the Day

63 - Percentage of students receiving TOPS awards who come from families with incomes of $100,000 or less (Source: Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance via The Advocate)
November 16, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Waiting for a choice; Unlocking ‘dedications’ doesn’t save money; High deductibles are hurdle to care; and Love that chicken from Popeyes