Dawn Starns, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, releases the following statement today on the final recommendations of the Task Force on Structural Changes in Budget and Tax Policy:
“Today’s report is a good first step in the long process of finding a permanent solution to the state’s budget crisis. In fact, the task force’s No. 1 recommendation sounds like something straight out of the small business playbook: ‘Avoid budgeting practices that allow for spending beyond available recurring revenues.’ In other words, stop spending money you don’t have.
“We look forward to sharing the task force’s recommendations with our small-business members and working with the legislature and Governor Edwards to find a solution that allows the state to operate without trying to balance the budget on the backs of small businesses.”
NFIB is Louisiana’s leading small-business association, with 4,000 dues-paying members representing a cross-section of the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.NFIB.com/LA and follow @NFIB_LA on Twitter.