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Specifics on gov's budget to be released Friday

3 years 7 months 5 days ago February 21, 2013 Feb 21, 2013 Thursday, February 21 2013 February 21, 2013 8:47 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kristy Davis

BATON ROUGE- The governor's plans for the state budget will be unveiled Friday.

Bobby Jindal said Thursday it would include cuts for about 10,000 state positions, many in the health care sector. But, most jobs would be absorbed through private-public partnerships in health care.

Of the remaining positions, most are vacant.

"Some of those are ... cuts we've already made in this year's budget," Jindal said.

"So for example, we closed a coupe of prisons; we privatized a mental health facility on the North Shore, so those reductions will be included in the 10,000. That's 10,000 from last years budget, so that doesn't mean it's actually 10,000 from today, because some of those reductions have already been made."

Education cuts are expected to be fewer for the next budget, and tuition increases at higher education centers would help ease the pain.


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