Minden Press-Herald

Tuesday
Sep 23rd

Legislators team up to negotiate on budget

Chuck KleckleyHouse Speaker Chuck Kleckley reversed course Thursday and threw his support to bipartisan budget negotiations in the House of Representatives between Democratic leaders and a group of conservative Republicans.

Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, had been supporting a plan that involved simply maneuvering the budget through the House and working with the Senate on a final budget that includes patchwork financing sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal but that is opposed by a bloc of conservative GOP House members.

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