What cuts were ultimately made to cover Louisiana’s $1.3 billion shortfall and how will they affect you and the state?
The current Legislative session adjourns near the end of June. What cuts were ultimately made to cover Louisiana’s $1.3 billion shortfall and how will they affect you and the state? Watch “Legislative Review 2009” on Louisiana Public Square, Wednesday, June 24th at 7 pm.
The 2009 Legislative session began on Monday, April 27th and will adjourn on Thursday, June 25th. The focus of this session has been fiscal with most of the attention going to Governor Jindal’s proposed $26.7 billion Executive Budget. With the state facing a $1.3 billion revenue shortfall, the governor offset some of the income gap with federal stimulus money, but Higher Education and Healthcare still took big hits - $413 million and $219 million respectively.
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What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?
The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m.
• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University
LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Patricia Smith, with the College of Government and Social Sciences at Southern University, moderate the discussion.
“Election 2016” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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