Capitol Views: Louisiana senators remain uncertain about budget delivery

Legislators are returning to the state Capitol this afternoon to begin their fourth week in the regular session. With nearly a month behind them, and another two to go, few can knowingly predict the future of the session’s centerpiece bill—the state budget.

Not only is there an important timing issue needing a resolution, but also lawmakers have no clue what the budget will look like when and if it emerges from its starting point in the House Appropriations Committee. Adding to the uncertainty: Will the budget, found in House Bill 1, even get enough votes in the House to send it over to the Senate?

Questions aside, many Capitol observers, say it’s a safe bet the Appropriations Committee will endorse deep cuts for the budget, as opposed to the spending Gov. John Bel Edwards put in his original draft of the bill…

 

Click Here For Remainder of Article 

Posted in: LOGA News

About the Author:

Post a Comment