Gov. John Bel Edwards will propose a budget to lawmakers later this week that is a wish list of sorts.
Friday’s proposal will be based on income projections that aren’t included in Louisiana’s official revenue forecast because Republican legislative leaders wouldn’t adopt them.
The Democratic governor said Wednesday that he will submit a 2020-21 spending plan that anticipates another $103 million will eventually be added to next year’s revenue forecast.
He’ll use that money to help pay for education financing increases he wants.
House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page Cortez are the Legislature’s new Republican leaders.
They refused last week to support the income forecasts.