There are 8500 more students in Louisiana public classrooms than the Department of Education anticipated and that's causing a shortfall in the state budget. The formula for this fiscal year included enough money for 681,000 students.
The Louisiana Department of Education isn't immediately divulging exactly how big a hole the Jindal Administration and state lawmakers will need to fill...
A group of conservative lawmakers in the Louisiana House is asking Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to give his opinion on whether certain appropriations in the state budget are unconstitutional.
Rep. Cameron Henry's amendment would trim $268 Million out of the $25 Billion budget by forcing state workers to take two furlough days, cutting overtime and cutting vacant positions--all this without making deeper cuts to state agencies.