|Posted on 2/20/2018 5:44:00 PM.|
A bill to create a transparency tool called Louisiana Checkbook passed the House Appropriations committee, and may be considered on the House floor later this week. The program closely mirrors Ohiocheckbook.com, where Ohio residents are presented a detailed report about state expenses. House Speaker Taylor Barras says it’s a user friendly tool for the public.
|Louisiana Checkbook, transparency, legislation, special session, Taylor Barras, Jay Dardenne|
|Posted on 1/28/2018 5:00:00 AM.|
House GOP Caucus Chairman Lance Harris says he is still waiting on specifics from the Edwards administration on how to fix the fiscal cliff. The governor would like to call lawmakers into a special session, so changes can be made to our tax code to address a billion dollar shortfall. But Harris says he and his party are still in the dark.
"We need the bills that are going to be filed, and what are the fiscal impacts of those bills. How much revenue would they raise for the state, how bad would it hurt our taxpayers? I have not seen anything as of today."
|Governor John Bel Edwards, Jay Dardenne, Lance Harris, fiscal cliff, budget shortfall|
|Posted on 9/12/2017 3:41:00 PM.|
The Edwards administration has started the legal process to remove BRF as the operator of the state’s safety net hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says a letter has been sent to Shreveport-based BRF that gives them 45 days to correct various problems.
|Edwards' administration, safety net hospital, BRF, Jay Dardenne|
|Posted on 8/10/2017 2:35:00 AM.|
State officials are starting the conversation about how to address the looming fiscal cliff in 2018 when more than a billion dollars in temporary taxes expire. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne has been spreading the word at meetings around the state to bring the issue to the public’s attention. He says lawmakers are facing some stark options.
|Jay Dardenne, fiscal cliff, taxes, budget, |
|Posted on 6/14/2017 4:35:00 AM.|
The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $28 billion budget plan that spends more than what they proposed in the regular session, but still less than what the Senate and governor wanted. The new proposal represents 98.94 percent of the state income forecast that would be spent.
|Cameron Henry, Jay Dardenne, special session, budget|
|Posted on 6/13/2017 3:54:00 AM.|
It’s been 17 years since the legislature adjourned a regular session without passing a budget, until this year of course. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne was there nearly two decades ago, as chair of the Senate Finance Committee. He quoted some familiar phrases uttered on the House floor to the Baton Rouge Press Club.
|Jay Dardenne, budget, fiscal session, regular session, |
|Posted on 6/12/2017 1:43:00 PM.|
House Appropriations begins discussing the budget, and once again it's the committee's plan to hold back $206 million dollars in spending to avoid a midyear shortfall. But Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says if money isn't appropriated, it won't be available during the course of the year in the event of a shortfall.
|House Appropriations, Jay Dardenne, budget, Valarie Hodges, John Schroder|
|Posted on 2/23/2017 10:56:00 AM.|
The Edwards administration unveiled a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1, and TOPS is not fully funded under their proposal. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says it will take an additional $81 million to fully fund the scholarship program.
|Jay Dardenne, budget, TOPS, DCFS, DOTD, regular session|
|Posted on 2/15/2017 5:59:00 PM.|
The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that takes only $74 million from the rainy day fund, instead of the $119 million the governor recommended. The vote comes after a heated back and forth between the governor’s chief budget advisor and Republican lawmakers.
|Jay Dardenne, John Schroder, House Appropriations Committee, budget|
|Posted on 2/13/2017 4:10:00 AM.|
A 10-day special session begins tonight as Governor John Bel Edwards is asking lawmakers to use a combination of cuts and money from the rainy day fund to close a 304-million dollar midyear budget deficit. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says it’s their recommendation that legislators approve the use of 119-million dollars in rainy day dollars.
|special session, Jay Dardenne, Jay Morris, Cameron Henry, budget cuts|
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