32 Billion Louisiana Budget for 2021

Release of the budget proposal kicks off months of financial negotiations with the majority-Republican Legislature. Lawmakers likely won’t finish crafting next year’s spending plan until near the end of the three-month regular legislative session that begins March 9.

“This is the starting point,” Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, the governor’s chief budget adviser, told the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. “This is the beginning of what will be a very long process.”