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House rejects budget changes with two days to go

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago June 04, 2013 Jun 4, 2013 Tuesday, June 04 2013 June 04, 2013 9:51 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The state House unanimously rejected the Senate's changes to the $25 billion state budget bill today as the regular session winds down.

The House voted 98-0 to send House Bill 1 to a conference committee. They also appointed six House members to work out a compromise with the Senate, instead of the usual three members.

The two chambers are at odds over using one-time funds to cover shortfalls in the state budget, boosting funding for public schools, and other issues with covering the state's debts.

Legislators have until 6 p.m. Thursday to finish their work, or else a special session will have to be called.

 

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