For the second time in less than a week an independent national organization has praised the education improvement plan Louisiana submitted to the federal government as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed by Congress in 2015. ESSA provides states with new flexibility to chart their own paths for educational improvement, but it […]
CABL Position on Constitutional Convention
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
If the just-completed legislative sessions tell us anything about where we stand right now, it’s that Louisiana’s fiscal future is anything but certain. On the downside, that’s not where CABL or a lot of others wanted us to be right now, but looking at the glass half full we still have time to figure things […]
Whatever happens in terms of revenue during the current special session, it seems like higher education is going to end up on the short end of the stick again. At least that’s what it feels like right now. The Legislature has revenue measures still in play that would restore around half of the $600 million […]
With the 2017 legislative session and all its turmoil behind us, it is fair, yet unfortunate, to say Louisiana missed an opportunity to turn an important corner and move our state forward. For close to a decade Louisiana has been battling a structural budget deficit which has led to three credit downgrades, deep reductions in […]
There was basically only one thing lawmakers really had to do during the 2017 legislative session. They had to pass the budgets that fund the state’s operations and construction projects. There were also some things they really needed to do, such as avoid the coming fiscal cliff, fix our broken tax structure, and begin to […]
With the 2017 legislative session winding down, it’s hard for those who wanted to permanently fix Louisiana’s uncertain fiscal situation to view the session with anything but disappointment. That’s especially true since it’s all but certain this session will end June 8 with another special session on the horizon to deal with issues that went […]