State budget

With Louisiana budget still ‘a bit of a mess,’ here's how Gov. John Bel Edwards hopes to address it

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Governor John Bel Edwards smiles as he begins a meeting with the editorial board of The Advocate and other staffers of the newspaper, Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the State Capitol.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said he’s optimistic a week out from the start of his second special session about addressing what remains as an estimated $600 million shortfall in the state, but he concedes that the whole budget process at this point is still “a bit of a mess.” Edwards met with The Advocate editorial board… Continue reading →

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