Archive for December 29, 2009

LDR News Release – Department of Revenue eliminates contracts in mid-year budget adjustment

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is eliminating more than $1 million dollars in professional services contracts as part of an across-the-board 7.56 percent mid-year reduction for every state agency.

This adjustment eliminates $1,060,656 in contracts primarily to augment LDR’s information technology staff. The figure represents a 7.56 percent reduction in the $12.7 million in general fund monies that LDR received this fiscal year.

Previous cost-cutting measures included the closures of some LDR regional offices, employee layoffs, and expanded reliance on electronic customer service applications.