The Full Text of Gov. Edwards Remarks - KATC.com | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette: "As I sit here with you tonight, we now have a more than $940 million budget deficit for this current fiscal year, ending June 30. In the year that starts July 1, we are facing a $2 billion budget deficit. And because the Louisiana Constitution does not allow us to fix either of these budget deficits in the regular legislative session this year, we have just three weeks, starting this Sunday, to make the changes we need.
We will not be paralyzed in fear by the size of this challenge, nor would we falsely claim "the sky is falling," but this is a historic fiscal crisis, the likes of which our state has never seen and absolute candor is required."
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