Louisiana’s $1.5B budget gap projection is skewed, say Edwards, state lawmakers

Gov. John Bel Edwards talks about efforts to overhaul Louisiana's criminal justice system, to lessen prison rates and boost treatment and training programs, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Gov. John Bel Edwards and state lawmakers are decrying next year’s projected $1.5 billion mid-year budget gap, arguing the number skews too high by inflation assumptions. The price tag for the so…

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