Lawmaker’s idea to avoid mid-year cuts — Don’t budget all expected revenue — has Gov. John Bel Edwards’ backing
For years, the Louisiana Legislature has authorized spending more money than the state winds up taking in.
The result: dreaded midyear budget cuts, year after year.
State Sen. Jim Fannin believes he has a solution, and it has the support of Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Fannin’s measure would force legislators to budget less than the full amount of revenue projected to come in each year…