The third special session of the year is over, a deal was finally struck, and theoretically Louisiana’s ongoing budget uncertainty has been settled for at least the next seven years. Given the drama of the last several months, that’s good news, but what are the takeaways from the long, drawn out process Louisiana has been […]
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The third special session of 2018 is about to begin. One thing that can be said is that lawmakers have been here before and they know the issues. Our hope is that this time they will find compromise. Toward that end CABL supports renewal of one-half-cent of the expiring state sales tax in the general […]
It is hard to know just what to say about the second special session this year that crashed without addressing the state’s very real and looming fiscal problems. By any measure it was a disappointment and the blame game is still ongoing. That’s probably to be expected, but at this point it gets us nowhere. […]
As the clock continues to tick down on this special session, lawmakers get in a rush. With tensions already high, pressure builds, the deadline looms, and that’s when unfortunate things can happen. This time, we hope they won’t. The budget issues and revenue options that legislators have been considering during the special session haven’t really […]