74°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Legislative hearings open on Jindal's $24.6B budget proposal

1 year 10 months 5 days ago March 17, 2015 Mar 17, 2015 Tuesday, March 17 2015 March 17, 2015 3:33 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - The House budget committee has started its hearings on Gov. Bobby Jindal's $24.6 billion spending plan recommended for next year.

Lawmakers are looking for ways to close a $1.6 billion budget gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and avoid deep cuts to colleges and health services.

Some of the governor's recommendations for raising new dollars have been met with skepticism, particularly a proposal to scale back spending on tax break programs that pay out more in credits than taxes owed.

The House Appropriations Committee began combing through Jindal's budget proposal Tuesday, doing a department-by-department review over several weeks. Members of the public can lodge their comments about Jindal's proposals during April 14 and 15 meetings.

Lawmakers will craft a final version of next year's budget in June.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days