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Posté le: Mar 12 Déc - 15:43 (2017) Sujet du message: THORNY ISSUES AHEAD
Hi, It’s not easy being an elected official for a governmental entity these days at the national, state and local levels. To be sure, things will not change for the better for elected officials in 2015. It might be wise, if you care how your tax dollars are spent, to stay informed and pay attention this year to what these entities are doing.
At the state level, the Legislature goes into session April 13 and will end June 11. From the looks of it, it will not be a fun year for legislators, many of whom are up for reelection this year if they are not termlimited. The state is facing a budget deficit of about $1.6 billion, which means cuts are coming for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal cannot seek a third term, so it will be interesting to see if legislators toe his philosophical line on the budget and other issues or embark on an independent course of action. It is predicted that public colleges could be facing more cuts of up to $400 million and healthcare services could take a $300 million hit. That would be on top of the $700 million in cuts that public colleges have already endured under the Jindal administration and his legislative allies. All state departments may have to slash spending by 5 to 15 percent, which would certainly impact services to the state’s citizens.