Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Apr 23rd

House backs $25B budget

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.

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