$26 billion budget

'It’s breathtaking': Treasurer John Kennedy assails largest state budget since Hurricane Katrina

Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- State Treasurer John N. Kennedy said Monday the Louisiana Legislature last week approved the largest state spending plan since the hurricanes recovery.

Louisiana legislators last week passed the largest state budget since hurricanes Katrina and Rita a decade ago, State Treasurer John N. Kennedy said Monday. The $26 billion total budget for the fiscal year that starts Friday is about $3 billion more than the spending for this fiscal year, Kennedy told the Press Club of Baton Rouge luncheon.… Continue reading →

View All Latest News

Opinion

Photos

Sports

Entertainment

EatPlayLive

Food & Dining

Videos

Columnists

Business

Dow Chemical to cut 2,500 jobs worldwide

Dow Chemical Co. said Tuesday it will lay of 2,500 workers worldwide and shut silicones manufacturing plants in North Carolina and Japan. It’s unclear how or whether the job cuts will affect Dow’s more than 6,000 employees and contract workers in Louisiana.… Continue reading →

Today’s Front Page

Front page image for this publication Subscribe to the eEdition

Spotlight

  • Where We Live

    Community spotlights on Baton Rouge and surrounding areas

  • Before the Storm

    Be prepared this hurricane season with The Advocate's 'Before the Storm' special section.

  • Help us determine the L'Auberge "Cocktails at Sunset" Contest WINNERS!!!

    Click here to see the different ways YOU can help us determine a WINNER!!!

  • Brides Guide 2016

    Click here to see our bridal partners

  • Click here to see area Summer Camps.

    Click here to see summer camps for the Baton Rouge area.

  • Vacation & Travel Guide

    Everything you need to plan your next family vacation or romantic getaway

  • At Home

    Revitalize your home and garden with the At Home advertising special section