Louisiana's budget shortfall is projected to reach $16 billion next year and to remain in that ballpark for a while the downturn in oil prices has. In louisiana, about 37,000 elderly and disabled could soon lose their medicaid benefits because of a state budget shortfall of more than half a.
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A letter writer encourages louisiana state lawmakers to set their differences aside and work to resolve the state budget crisis. In louisiana, despite deep cuts, scholarships go mostly to wealthier, white and collapsing oil prices have led to deep annual budget cuts.
A special session of the louisiana state legislature adjourned this week without resolving a budget crisis that could lead to cuts in public.
Louisiana gov john bel edwards said no deal has been reached with louisiana house republicans on fixing the state budget crisis yet.