March 13, 2017

Overview: Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ 2017-18 fiscal year executive budget is built on $9.469 billion in state general fund tax receipts, of which 92 percent ($8.750 billion) will be used to fund general government operations. The rest would finance the Legislature and judiciary, along with required spending on debt service and other obligations.Read more...

August 4, 2016

The case for bigger government

Polls consistently find that Americans hold a low opinion of their government, and a common trope holds that bigger government is a barrier to economic growth.
January 15, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Drennen: Revisit the Stelly plan; Public wants wide-ranging special session; Krugman: Is vast inequality necessary? and; Dead Last
July 7, 2010

Income Tax Cuts Costing State Millions Needed for Services

LBP’s new report Income Tax Cuts Costing State Millions Needed for Services finds that Louisiana’s fiscal chickens are coming home to roost.  The state no longer generates sufficient revenues to fund necessary services.  This problem is due in part to specific tax cuts that hurt Louisiana’s most vulnerable populations, reduce education opportunities, and impede the state’s ability to recover from the deepest recession since the Great Depression.… Read more...