Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund http://wrkf.org en Coastal Restoration Fund Maneuver Used to Balance Budget http://wrkf.org/post/coastal-restoration-fund-maneuver-used-balance-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>“There’s no one-time money for recurring expenditures in the budget,” Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols guaranteed from the start of this year’s budget process. Yet as the House Appropriations Committee worked to modify and approve Governor Jindal’s budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, the secret behind “no one-time money” was revealed.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 25866 at http://wrkf.org Coastal Restoration Fund Maneuver Used to Balance Budget Coastal Restoration Spending Advances http://wrkf.org/post/coastal-restoration-spending-advances <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Members of the House Transportation Committee put their stamp of approval on the Coastal Restoration Spending Plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Jerome Zeringue, director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, says they’ll spend $725-million. Most of that money is oil-spill funds from BP.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 25204 at http://wrkf.org Coastal Restoration Spending Advances Insight: Jindal Budget Team Gets Creative to Make Ends Meet http://wrkf.org/post/insight-jindal-budget-team-gets-creative-make-ends-meet <p>As reporters and analysts dug deeper into the state budget proposal this week, the plan was scrutinized for it's creative financing, including using the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund as a pass-through account.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:37:32 +0000 Amy Jeffries & Robert Travis Scott 22851 at http://wrkf.org