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…


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