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Nine lawmakers will "sell" budget compromise Thursday

3 years 6 months 5 days ago June 05, 2013 Jun 5, 2013 Wednesday, June 05 2013 June 05, 2013 7:25 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Legislative leaders will do a last-ditch sales pitch Thursday morning, hoping to get a budget compromise passed before time runs out at the end of the day.

Governor Bobby Jindal said he backs a deal reached late Wednesday, which includes a $69 million increase in public school funding next year.

Negotiators said they will present the $25 billion plan to their individual delegations Thursday morning for consideration, with hopes an agreement will be final before the legislative session must end at 6 p.m.

A budget must get the support of a majority of lawmakers for approval.
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