one-time money

The Senate is now working on the House-approved bills for alleviating the fiscal crisis – and in the case of the penny sales tax measure, the Senate is re-working it.

“It is purposefully useless,” Chairman J.P. Morrell said, as he asked his Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee to amend the bill, making the tax last five years, instead of 18 months.

Department of Revenue secretary Kimberly Robinson helped explain why the House-approved time limit is impractical.

“In terms of the 18 months, this falls under the definition of ‘non-recurring revenue’ for purposes of the Revenue Estimating Conference,” Robinson stated.

  “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.

Insight: Jindal Budget Team Gets Creative to Make Ends Meet

Feb 21, 2014

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.


Thursday House Speaker Chuck Kleckley endorsed a plan that would raise revenue and cut spending.

Earlier this week, the budget was on track to avoid much debate on the floor, but it hit a snag on Tuesday.

The House Appropriations Committee again called into question the way the Jindal Administration crafts the state’s budget.


On Monday the committee passed the budget bill and the funds bill, which allows for interagency transfers, the primary source of one-time funds.