Millions in cuts across state agencies go into effect Tuesday
Posted on 12/20/2016 12:45:00 PM.
State department heads will have to start making cuts to their respective agencies today as $277 million dollars has been carved from the state’s operating budget. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says these cuts are being made through attrition – by not hiring people or not filling already vacant positions.
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Dardenne: Revenue increases needed to avoid cuts to colleges and health care
Posted on 2/1/2016 5:33:00 PM.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says new revenues, possibly from an additional one-cent increase to the state sales tax, are needed to stave off big cuts to public colleges and health care services. Dardenne says they are being honest with the public when they say, just cutting the budget will not solve this fiscal year’s 750-million dollar shortfall.

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Edwards names Dardenne Commissioner of Administration
Posted on 12/7/2015 5:19:00 PM.

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards announces Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne as the Commissioner of Administration and Kimberly Lewis Robinson as Secretary of Revenue. Edwards says he chose Dardenne for the position, because of his history in the legislature and knowledge on how to balance the state budget.

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