The Louisiana budget issue is now getting more political and focused as Louisiana voters will soon be forced to decide upon measures that involve budget cuts, revenue increases or even a combination of both.
In a press release, a new coalition of organizations will ask Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana legislature to “stop relying on drastic budget cuts to resolve the state’s budget crisis, and take a more balanced approach to meeting the state’s needs.”
The new coalition, is called the “Better Choices for a Better Louisiana,” and it comprises a growing number of business, faith, labor, health, education, community, and consumer groups throughout the state that “favor a balanced approach that includes revenue to maintain crucial services and invest in Louisiana’s future.”
The organization announced the coalition will hold a press conference on Thursday, November 18, at 11:30 A.M. on the steps of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.
At the press conference, Better Choices for a Better Louisiana will make its first recommendations on bringing the budget crisis under control.
Organizations already committed to the goals of the Better Choices for a Better Louisiana Coalition include: Agenda for Children, Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing, Children’s Defense Fund, EBR Federation of Teachers, Franklin Industries, La. AFL?CIO, La. Assoc. of Nonprofit Organizations, La. Budget Project, La. Consumer Healthcare Coalition, La. Federation of Teachers, La. NAACP, La. Primary Care Association, National Assoc. of Social Workers La. Chapter, National Assoc. for the Mentally Ill, LA, Professional Firefighters Association of La., Puentes New Orleans, Southern Research and Development Corporation