Transportation Trust Fund

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)
December 12, 2016

Dec. 12: Social services and the effect of budget cuts

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.
February 4, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Job creation policies off base; Governor calls for shared sacrifice; A Medicaid card is not a service and; Low gas prices good for roads
April 16, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Revenue raising measures will be heard Monday; College students rally against cuts; New state office of multimodal commerce? and; Transportation Trust Fund raids continue