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Public talks budget at the Capitol

1 year 9 months 1 week ago April 15, 2015 Apr 15, 2015 Wednesday, April 15 2015 April 15, 2015 7:36 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- Discussions on the budget will continue at the capitol today as day three of the legislative session gets underway. Several education items are also on the senate committee's agenda.

Yesterday, the public got a chance to weigh in on the current financial fiasco that's facing the state. Lawmakers got an earful from citizens worried about sweeping cuts proposed by Governor Jindal.

The state has to close a $1.6 billion budget gap. Jindal has proposed a $24 billion budget that includes major cuts to things like education.

Students at LSU and Southern University have also expressed frustration over the potentially crippling cuts to higher education.

Input from citizens and advocacy groups will continue today in front of the House Appropriations Committee.

 

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