tax increases

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.
November 18, 2016

Nov. 18: The midyear cuts

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan for plugging a mid-year budget shortfall is centered on delaying a monthly payment to Medicaid providers
November 11, 2016

Nov. 11: The governor talks tax reform

The goal of Louisiana’s upcoming tax reform effort should be to raise enough money to start reinvesting in education, public safety and other priorities that have been neglected amid years of budget shortfalls.