How can Louisiana become fiscally responsible with only two branches of government at work?

November 13, 2012

By Mark Parham

Every year Louisiana comes up short of a revenue based balanced budget and every year we rob Peter to pay Paul and this leaves Peter to the task of doing less than the year before. To make matters worst, Paul has to make mid-year cuts to services when the revenue just isn’t there as anticipated when he first robbed Peter. Now for the truth. We who followed the Legislative session and the budget bill process knew, as well as most of our Legislators, the mid-year cuts would be inevitable. So what are we to do to stop business as usual and reform the budget process with everyone getting involved. Louisiana is Republican led from the Governors mansion to both Houses yet we are still doing business in the good ole boys club fashion.

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