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Nov 17, 2017

The Louisiana House Appropriations committee didn’t vote Friday on a proposal to more than double monthly life insurance premiums for state government retirees. The policies are set to expire Dec. 31. #lalege

Nov 09, 2017

Gov. John Bel Edwards says he will order his Department of Economic Development and Commerce Board to make companies post requests for ITEP requests in writing and publish on line.

Nov 09, 2017

ITEP created by people who meant well but was left without any supervision. It grew to point where more taxes forgiven than the state’s homestead exemption, Gov. John Bel Edwards told Together Louisiana meeting.

Nov 09, 2017

State Louisiana doesn’t need net new revenue for next fiscal year, but does need tax revenues that have fallen off the books due to exemptions, Gov. John Bel Edwards told Together Louisiana meeting.

Nov 09, 2017

Gov. John Bel Edwards predicts that state budget will not have to be readjusted midway through the fiscal year this year. Mid-year corrections have been necessary in November and December for most of the past decade.

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