BATON ROUGE — A group of businessmen and executives — including many supporters of Gov. Bobby Jindal — are calling on the next governor to expand Medicaid, raise the gasoline tax and tweak TOPS, Louisiana’s popular tuition-paying program.
Blueprint Louisiana, one of several groups suggesting policies for the winner of the gubernatorial elections, released its proposals Monday, the Advocate reports.
“We wanted to be honest and be real,” said Dr. Phillip Rozeman, president of Cardiovascular Consultants in Shreveport and chairman of Blueprint Louisiana, adding that the state needs to correct a defective budget structure that has led to repeated deficits. “We have