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06/09 - Legislative Review 2009

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.

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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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07/16 - Regular and Extraordinary: Legislative Review

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana’s budget battle?

After one regular session and two extraordinary ones, Louisiana’s Legislature has produced a balanced budget, but, at what cost? Who are the winners and losers in this year’s budget battle? And how can the state’s tax structure be reformed to avoid a future budget crisis? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Regular & Extraordinary: Legislative Review” Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm on LPB HD. (Recording Tuesday, July 12)

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