Minden Press-Herald

Monday
Jul 28th

‘Rainy day’ fund use pondered

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Lawmakers are weighing whether to use Louisiana's "rainy day" fund to help fill a $211 million gap in this year's budget.

House Speaker Chuck Kleckley said Thursday that he's willing to look at using the money because he's worried that otherwise public colleges and health care programs would face deep cuts that could damage services.

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