$12M budget boost proposed to Louisiana legislative agencies
BATON ROUGE (AP) - Louisiana's legislative leaders are proposing to raise spending on their own agencies by $12 million next year, even as they sit on hefty surpluses.
The budget proposal for legislative agencies was filed late Wednesday by House Speaker Taylor Barras.
Barras' bill would spend $97.6 million in the financial year that begins July 1 for the House, Senate, legislative auditor and other offices that work for lawmakers. Plus, the agencies receive an additional $10 million annual earmark that's not included in the bill's tally.
That $107.6 million total spending level would grow from $95.5 million this year.
The bill doesn't mention an $85 million surplus that state legislative offices have socked away over the years. Senate President John Alario says no spending plans have been decided for the surplus cash.
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