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Moon Griffon and House Speaker Taylor Barras
Moon Griffon and House Speaker Taylor Barras
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A Look Inside The Budget Legislative Process With House Speaker Taylor Barras – “Moon Griffon Show”

House Speaker Taylor Barras takes you behind the scenes of the legislative process, specifically in regards to the state budget's approval during the Special Legislative Session.

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Louisiana Map (Wikipedia Public Domain)
Louisiana Map (Wikipedia Public Domain)
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The Budget Bill Is Approved- How Will This Affect La. Moving Forward?

It took two sessions to pass what could have been done in one.

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Higher Ed Leaders Pleased With Results Of Legislative Session

Lawmakers approved a budget that fully funds TOPS.

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Louisiana State Capitol (Pinterest.com photo)
Louisiana State Capitol (Pinterest.com photo)
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Lawmakers Close To Reaching Budget Agreement

The House approved a spending plan that appropriates all of the available dollars, something they would not agree to do during the regular session.

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Louisiana State Capitol (wikimedia commons)
Louisiana State Capitol (wikimedia commons)
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House Convenes Today To Restart Budget Discussions

The big debate over the budget came down to lawmakers arguing over how much, if any, of the revenue forecast to withhold in case of midyear cuts.

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State Capitol at Dusk (wikimedia commons)
State Capitol at Dusk (wikimedia commons)
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Lawmakers Running Out Of Time To Come To An Agreement On $28 Billion Spending Plan

It looks like it will come down to an 11th-hour decision at the State Capitol...again.

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State Capitol at Dusk (wikimedia commons)
State Capitol at Dusk (wikimedia commons)
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Senate Finance Approves Spending Plan For Next Fiscal Year

The Senate's version of the budget package does not include deep cuts to higher ed, prisons or DCFS.

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Louisiana State Police Patch, Facebook
Louisiana State Police Patch, Facebook
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LSP Concerned About Proposed $23 Million Cut

The governor recommended a $5 million cut to State Police, but the House’s spending plan calls for much deeper cuts.

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TOPS Martin Hall
TOPS Martin Hall
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State Rep. Proposes Raising GPA Requirement For TOPS

Lawmakers are once again proposing more changes to the TOPS scholarship program.

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John-Bel-Edwards-Facebook
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Edwards Unveils $70M In State Budget Cuts, To Close Deficit

To rebalance this year's budget, Gov. John Bel Edwards is levying all of a $70 million spending reduction on the state health department and sparing Louisiana's public colleges.

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TOPS Martin Hall
TOPS Martin Hall
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** UPDATE From UL ** TOPS Payments To Resume Next Week

Other changes to TOPS may occur during the upcoming legislative session that begins Sunday.

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Ken Romero image by Kathy Romero
Ken Romero image by Kathy Romero
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‘Romero On The Right’ – Louisiana Budget [VIDEO][OPINION]

Governor Bobby Jindal is back in Louisiana to perform more slight of hand to balance the budget.

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