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Legislators talk budget with the governor

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Posted: Dec 14, 2010 10:36 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Dec 14, 2010 10:36 PM
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE - Dozens of state lawmakers had their turn at the table with the governor on Tuesday.

The meeting was the latest in a series of sit-downs about the state's budget crisis.

More than 30 legislators were involved in the conversation. Some lawmakers told News 2 that conversation covered health care and higher education fixes. It also included discussion of five new ideas Bobby Jindal is looking into to bring in money to fill the state's anticipated $1.6 billion dollar budget deficit for next year.

Those ideas include selling state property, prisons, health plans, and lottery proceeds.

Legislators say more work needs to be done to create solutions that involve bringing in revenue and making cuts.

The governor will continue the stakeholder series next week.

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