From Jeff Crouere . Read the entire article at NOLA.com:
On Friday, in a presentation to the Revenue Estimating Conference, state economists predicted that Louisiana would receive about $1 billion in extra revenue this fiscal year and into the future. The revenue bonanza is mainly caused by skyrocketing oil and gas prices. This surplus should not be spent on growing government, instead it should be returned to the taxpayers of Louisiana. Unfortunately, Governor Bobby Jindal has called for "investing" the surplus dollars to handle "unanticipated needs that may arise in the future." Sorry, Governor Jindal, the biggest need right now is to provide relief to Louisiana taxpayers who are reeling from burdensome taxes, surging costs of gasoline, high grocery prices and inflated insurance premiums. Thousands of people are still trying to recover from the devastation of Katrina and Rita. So, it should be the primary mission of politicians in Baton Rouge to serve the taxpayers and create a more livable environment in Louisiana.
H/T The Reduct Box