BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s budget woes are even worse than the incoming administration of Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards had anticipated, with an estimated shortfall of up to $750 million that must be closed by the end of June, a top aide to Edwards warned Wednesday.

Jay Dardenne, Edwards’ chief fiscal adviser, told reporters that the incoming administration hasn’t settled on a plan for fixing the problems with the current fiscal year’s $25 billion budget. But he said Edwards hasn’t ruled out tax increases, which would need legislative approval.

“All the options are on the table for everything,” Dardenne said during his first



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