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June, 2009

Short session, short on ideas

The 2009 regular legislative session was the short version of a Louisiana Legislative Session, which lasts 60 calendar days and focuses primarily on fiscal issues. While development of the budget did dominate much of the debate this year, the fiscal focus was limited to ordinary approaches to budget cutting and put off for another year […]

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Short session, short on ideas

The 2009 regular legislative session was the short version of a Louisiana Legislative Session, which lasts 60 calendar days and focuses primarily on fiscal issues. While development of the budget did dominate much of the debate this year, the fiscal focus was limited to ordinary approaches to budget cutting and put off for another year […]

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PAR says public records bill would stifle open government

Two bills introduced this session, which would have opened most of the governor’s records to the public, are all but dead due to strong opposition from the administration. Instead, the administration supports SB 278, which purports to move Louisiana forward in executive branch transparency but would actually deliver a devastating blow to open government. SB […]

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Delay cuts to develop plan, PAR says

The state budget bill that was sent to the governor yesterday relies on passage of two separate bills to minimize reductions to higher education funding. However, both the House leadership and the governor oppose those revenue solutions that would tap the rainy day fund and freeze the income tax break for excess itemized deductions. Their […]

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Delay cuts to develop plan, PAR says

The state budget bill that was sent to the governor yesterday relies on passage of two separate bills to minimize reductions to higher education funding. However, both the House leadership and the governor oppose those revenue solutions that would tap the rainy day fund and freeze the income tax break for excess itemized deductions. Their […]

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