Sue Lincoln

Reporter

Sue Lincoln is a veteran reporter in the political arena. Her radio experience began in the early ’80s, in “the other L-A” — Los Angeles.

Since her transplantation to Louisiana 25 years ago, she has covered the state, the capital, and its colorful cast of characters for Louisiana Radio Network, LPB and the Southern Education Desk.

Now she’s focusing her experience and expertise on producing WRKF’s Capitol Access.

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revenue.la.gov

House Ways and Means narrowly advanced one more revenue-raising bill Wednesday, reducing individual state itemized deductions to 57.5 percent of that allowed on federal returns -- maybe.

“If we end up with excess revenue, through any other source, this provision will be null and void everybody will get 100%. We will use the other money instead,” Ways and Means chair Neil Abramson explained.

A Matter of Trust

Jun 15, 2016
Sue Lincoln

While the Senate was hoping for more revenue-raising bills to work on this week, the House took Tuesday off – though it appears lawmakers are getting back to work today. This morning, Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs will be doing the few bills they have received from the House, including amending and voting on HB 2, the Capital Outlay bill.

Media Commons

Certain conservative lawmakers had their last hope for a magical pot of budget-saving money dashed Monday, when Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne updated the Joint Budget Committee on state contracts.

Media Commons

The Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs committee met this morning, but they could not yet act on the revenue bills sent over by the House, since those bills have yet to be officially referred to the committee by the Senate. They did, however, take public testimony on them, including the Capital Outlay budget, HB 2.

Angela Lorio is a citizen who has been a regular speaker during this year’s session, primarily advocating for disabled children. She had quite a bit to say about the state construction bill.

Mark Carroll

While a regular legislative session is limited to 60 days, with the two special sessions added in, Louisiana’s legislature is starting its 78th day of nearly continuous lawmaking, and patience is wearing thin. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says this is not fun, but it is dysfunctional.


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