Reynolds votes against cuts of one-time money
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana House ended its stalemate Friday and backed a $25 billion budget proposal for next year with deeper cuts than those sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.
House Republicans stripped $268 million in one-time money out of the 2012-13 budget, arguing the dollars shouldn't pay for continuing services. As directed, the cuts could include furloughs for state workers, reductions to overtime pay and elimination of vacant jobs.