Lt Gov Jay Dardenne said Wednesday morning that budget shortfall is close $2 billion.
The budget architect for incoming Gov Elect John Bel Edwards said everything is on the table including tax increases. Dardenne said he could not be specific but the budget situation is worse than in the 1980s.
Next year’s state budget is 15 percent short of revenues for general fund, Dardenne says.
— Mark Ballard (@MarkBallardCnb) December 30, 2015