The packet given to members at the first meeting of the Task Force on Structural Changes in Budget and Tax Policy said a lot. Each person got a thick accordion-style pocket folder containing three somewhat recent reports on Louisiana budget and tax policy. It all but screamed, “been there, done that!” But times change, circumstances […]
What the State’s New Letter Grades Mean
CABL Letter to Members of the Louisiana House
CABL Recommendations on Constitutional Amendments
Louisiana Misses Another Opportunity for Comprehensive Fiscal Reform
A Legislative Meltdown Over What?
CABL Invites 5 Candidates to U.S. Senate Debate to be Broadcast Statewide on LPB
Helping Educators and Families Recover from the Floods
Flood Recovery Information
Where Does Louisiana Stand Now that Legislative Sessions Finally Over?
Time to Move On with Academic Standards
There aren’t many cows in Louisiana that have become more sacred than TOPS to a lot of families, but in recent years that ever-popular program has been coming under increased scrutiny. Unlike a number of other programs that have attracted legislative attention, no one is saying there’s anything wrong with it or that there has […]
Any way you slice it, there were a lot of bills filed for the regular session focusing on both K-12 and postsecondary education. For colleges and universities most of the proposals deal with efforts to fix problems – either real or perceived – and give institutions a bit more of a break than they’ve been […]
It’s hard to know just what to make out of the just completed special session and what it all means for the future, but just about any way you size it up, it doesn’t look particularly good. Lawmakers did manage to close all but about $30 million of the $956 million budget shortfall that was […]
With just a few days left in the current special legislative session, it may be too early to give a real assessment of how things turned out, but there are some observations worth making. The first is that going into the eighth straight year of cuts to the state budget finding additional cuts on anywhere […]