Governor's Proposed Budget



Because the Revenue Estimating Committee (REC) has failed to recognize an amount of revenue that is available for creating a state budget, the Governor could not present an executive budget because there is no revenue number on which to base a budget. The Governor has submitted a proposed budget based on the budget estimates submitted by two of the economists who sit on the REC. These budget documents represent the Governor's proposal should the estimates that have been submitted be recognized. Our estimates are that the next meeting of the REC will be sometime in April before the Legislative Session begins on April 8.

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Advocacy for Children & Families

Each year, the Louisiana Partnership reviews all legislation and compiles a list of bills that could impact children and families. Partnership members are able to access a list of legislation by category and received real-time updates in the Members Only section. A full list of bills is posted on our Advocacy page.

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The Louisiana Platform for Children offers a series of policy briefs outlining issues affecting children and proposing sound recommendations for ways in which to improve outcomes in the areas of child health, child welfare/foster care, early childhood education, social emotional development, juvenile justice and family economic stability. We are in the process of updating the 2015 document to reflect recent policy changes and emerging data.

Read the full Platform for Children Report or the executive summary.  

2016 Platform Update - Review the impact since the report was completed.

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