Senate approves $300M for new Mississippi River bridge, still needs to pass through House
BATON ROUGE - Sunday, the Senate Committee on Finance approved a spending plan that included $300 million to be used for the new bridge.
Teachers will also get a $1,500 pay raise, which is $500 less than the Governor wanted.
The budget now moves to the Senate floor for a vote later in the week. If it is passed, it will move to the House then to Governor Edward's desk.
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