Louisiana Spotlight: Gov. Edwards, House GOP leaders clash again — this time over income forecasting

So much for that holiday spirit.

A new financial clash between Gov. John Bel Edwards and House Republican leaders should serve as a reminder that a budget and tax deal brokered only months ago wasn’t a harbinger of camaraderie between the two camps, particularly entering the 2019 election year.

The Democratic governor and the conservative House GOP lawmakers who lead the chamber are still miles apart philosophically — and politically — about budget issues, even when there’s more stability in state finances than Louisiana’s seen in a decade…

 

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