71°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
94°
68°
20%
Mon
80°
66°
50%
Tue
70°
56°
80%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Budget is focus as La. legislative session begins

4 years ago Monday, April 25, 2011 2:19:32 PM CDT April 25, 2011 Monday, April 25 2011 Apr 25, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal offered few details about his budget recommendations and didn't weigh in on the most controversial proposals facing lawmakers as he spoke to them on the opening day of their regular session.

Instead Monday, Jindal gave a vigorous defense of his opposition to tax increases, calling them destructive to Louisiana families and businesses.

The governor spent much of his 21-minute talk recapping achievements and railing against Washington spending levels - outlining what is expected to be his stump speech on the campaign trail for his fall re-election bid.

Lawmakers say they hoped to hear more about how Jindal proposes closing a $1.6 billion budget gap next year, one of the toughest fiscal years the Legislature has faced in decades.

The session must end by June 23.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Heavy T-Storms
86°
69°
Sun
Partly Cloudy
94°
68°
Mon
Scattered T-Storms
80°
66°
Tue
T-Storms
70°
56°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
74°
53°