March 2, 2016 11:47 AM
The Democratic governor met privately with GOP House and Senate members Wednesday morning in the basement of the Louisiana Capitol, urging action as a special legislative session he called to stabilize state finances nears closer to its March 9 end ...
Feb. 26, 2016 12:43 PM
The decision by Moody's Investors Service to drop the state's credit rating is another blow to a state teetering on the edge of financial calamity ...
Feb. 25, 2016 12:21 PM
The measure strikes at the governor's efforts to shield K-12 education from most cuts, and approval came despite opposition from education officials who said the plans could damage classroom instruction and jeopardize spring standardized testing ...
Feb. 23, 2016 04:43 PM
The House Ways and Means Committee, which is the first stop for tax bills, advanced more than 30 tax measures — including many pushed by the Democratic governor — to the full House for consideration ...
Feb. 23, 2016 11:58 AM
The measures, which head next to the full House for debate, are part of GOP lawmakers' efforts to slash government spending more deeply than Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards proposes ...
Feb. 22, 2016 01:45 PM
But financial analysts suggest the contract changes won't generate sizable savings to help close an immediate budget gap topping $850 million ...
Feb. 19, 2016 11:36 AM
Lawmakers clashed Thursday over a Louisiana tax credit for the working poor and whether it should be scrapped or expanded amid the state's deep financial problems ...
Feb. 18, 2016 11:09 AM
A Baton Rouge judge ruled against the Louisiana Chemical Association in December, saying lawmakers properly approved the temporary suspension of a 1-cent sales tax exemption on business utilities ...
Feb. 18, 2016 11:01 AM
With those votes, Senate President John Alario said the Senate has done all the work it can for now to help rebalance the budget, which has a gap ranging from $850 million to $950 million ...

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