by Sheila McCant, Public Information Officer
Speaker Jim Tucker addressed the annual
meeting of the Louisiana Association
of Business and Industry (LABI) this
week and discussed past successes and future
The Speaker said, “The national recession
finally came to Louisiana, and it
shows up in our challenges.” He also said
the main focus of the upcoming session
will be the budget, particularly the $1 billion
shortfall the state will face when the
fiscal year begins on July 1.
An overview of the Speaker’s address
can be found here.