House speaker blocks income forecast changes for La. again

House speaker blocks income forecast changes for La. again
Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It appears Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards won’t get the financial boost he hoped would help give teachers a pay raise.

La. governor won't get funding to give teachers raise

For a fourth time, Republican House Speaker Taylor Barras blocked the income forecast changes economists are recommending and the democratic governor wants.

The rejection came Monday, Feb. 11 in the Revenue Estimating Conference, which determines how much money is available for state spending.

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