Monthly Archives: June 2013

Can the Legislature be Trusted with the Budget?

In his book, Inside the Carnival: Unmasking Louisiana Politics, LSU political science professor Wayne Parent opines that a strong executive branch is needed in Louisiana because the legislature (reflecting the state’s population) is simply too diverse when left to their

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Another Budget Standoff

Yet another legislative session is ending with a House and Senate budget standoff over fiscal practices and state spending. The heart of the issue is the use of nonrecurring revenues for recurring expenditures, which would certainly violate Sarbanes-Oxley if the

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