House Ways and Means Committee Chair Neil Abramson’s 378 amendments to the state capital outlay budget, eliminating hundreds of state and local government projects on top of the nearly $1 billion in projects the executive branch already excluded, came as a surprise to Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Gov. John Bel Edwards
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that he signed the following bills into law:
ACT 13 – SB 32: Authorizes the city of Carencro to levy a sales and use tax
ACT 14 – SB 63: Removes the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum from the jurisdiction of the Department of State
In a dramatic shift away from the Edwards Administration’s priorities, the House Appropriations Committee advanced a state budget on Monday that gives the attorney general autonomous spending control, eliminates the office of inspector general, reverses cuts to a free college tuition program and
The state’s budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 began its tumultuous journey through the Legislature Monday with large-scale changes made by House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, in large part to fund TOPS, the state’s popular tuition-paying program.