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Greg Albrecht

  • Gov. John Bel Edwards was pleased with the results of Thursday’s Revenue Estimating Conference meeting, telling the panel, "For the first time in many…
  • “I see a deficit of just over $1.5-billion, correct? That's the fiscal cliff we keep talking about?” New Orleans Representative Gary Carter asked, as the…
  • A new fiscal year started this past weekend, so this might be a good time for a basic review. Let’s call it “Budget 101”.We’ll start with state income –…
  • The latest state employment figures are out, and the song remains the same one we’ve heard before from legislative fiscal analyst Greg Albrecht.“We’ve…
  • The state’s Revenue Estimating Conference met Thursday, to officially acknowledge the shortfall for the fiscal year that ended July 1st.“The bottom line:…
  • No confetti showers or champagne toasts greeted today’s start of the new fiscal year. Instead, there’s massive uncertainty.“I’m assuming you’re not…
  • With the full House meeting most of the day to debate and vote on revenue-raising measures, tension is abundant.The House money committees got an early…
  • As lawmakers discuss how to fix the state budget shortfall and change the tax structure to prevent recurrence, “Stelly” keeps coming up.“Once we gave up…
  • State fiscal analysts did not spare the bad news when the Revenue Estimating Conference met Wednesday.“Sales tax is stagnating,” Legislative Fiscal…
  • The Senate Finance Committee met Thursday to get an update on the state budget crisis.“It’s almost all minus signs,” Legislative Fiscal Analyst Greg…