Just a few days ago, Gov. Jindal's new interim commissioner of administration announced that he's asked all state agency heads to prepare budgets with 35% cuts. That would probably effectively shut down state government.
Today, Advocate reporter Michelle Millhollon writes that lawmakers are loathe to introduce any tax increases in the next session. The governor doesn't want tax hikes, they say, and besides, it's an election year.
Rock, meet hard place. Crushed in between are the people of Louisiana.