Louisiana’s Democratic governor is revving his engines, responding to Republicans revving theirs.
“It is time to stop living in Fantasyland. It is time to stop pretending things are better than they are,” Governor John Bel Edwards says in response to statements made by Republican lawmakers as well as the state Republican Party.
Last week, Republican Senator Jack Donahue, the former chair of the Senate Finance committee, intimated the budget shortfall is fiction since the revenue estimating conference has yet to recognize it.
“Right now, it doesn’t exist,” he said during a briefing on the current budget situation.