state budget

A coalition of state representatives is pushing a slew of bills and amendments to reform Louisiana’s budget process. The lawmakers are fed up with rushed legislation, cutting higher education and healthcare year after year, and procedural tomfoolery.

Representative Brett Geymann's Office

On Tuesday, two republican lawmakers filed suit against the state for using one-time revenues to balance the budget. Where does the money come from?

Representatives Kirk Talbot and Cameron Henry have made waves about the constitutionality of the budget before. Talbot led a group of 19 GOP lawmakers that appealed to State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell with the same concerns last fall. Caldwell suggested the lawmakers go directly to the courts.

Melinda Deslatte, David Nasaw

Nov 26, 2012

Associated Press State Capitol correspondent Melinda Deslatte discusses Governor Jindal's post-election turn on Mitt Romney, and where he and the state go from here.

History professor David Nasaw on his book, "The Patriarch", about the turbulent life and times of Joseph P. Kennedy.

Ballot Amendment would Restrict Medicaid Fund Use

Nov 5, 2012

The first of nine constitutional amendments on the ballot in Louisiana would prevent the legislature from raiding the state’s Medicaid Trust Fund to balance the budget. But LSU Political Scientist Robert Hogan says it could also hamstring the budgeting process if Louisiana’s demographics shift.