BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Louisiana Senate President John A. Alario, Jr. issued a proclamation calling a special election to fill the District 2 seat vacated by former Senator Troy Brown.
The general election is set for April 29, 2017. Qualifying for the District 2 seat is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 15th, March 16th and March 17th. If a runoff is needed, it will be held on May 27, 2017.
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The Louisiana Department of Economic Development has released a revised version of the renewal letter and affidavit in regards to the changes in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program. The revised letter and affidavit are linked below:View Full Article
GOVERNOR EDWARDS MAKES CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION
Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released his plan to eliminate the $304 million budget shortfall for the current fiscal year. The plan includes using the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund, as well as other...View Full Article
The Revenue Estimating Committee met Jan 13 and adopted a mid-year shortfall for the 2016-17 state budget. The estimated shortfall is $340 million, with some adjustments that will leave the state needing to cut $313.5 million before the fiscal year ends on June 30.
Some of the cuts can be handled...View Full Article