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Budget rebalancing on slower track

5 years ago April 23, 2010 Apr 23, 2010 Friday, April 23 2010 Friday, April 23, 2010 4:51:19 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Legislative plans to fast-track the closure of a $319 million deficit in this year's budget are being
slowed.

House Speaker Jim Tucker says that's because legislation near final passage in Congress impacts both this year's and next year's budget plans.

The congressional bill would extend part of the federal stimulus money, giving Louisiana more Medicaid money.

So Tucker says plans to wrap up the deficit reduction for the current budget year within two weeks were scrapped.

The $29 billion budget must be rebalanced before the fiscal year ends June 30.

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