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The Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget met Thursday to resolve the $313-million shortfall leftover from the past fiscal year.


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Higher Education officials are asking the House Appropriations Committee for $1.1 billion next fiscal year. That’s $188 million more than they received in the current budget. 


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The Revenue Estimating Conference met Tuesday to determine just how many millions short the state’s budget will be for the current fiscal year.

“Somewhere between 257 [million] and 464 [million] is a real adjustment that will need to be made,” explained Speaker of the House Taylor Barras (R-New Iberia).  

That's in addition to the $313 million shortfall in last year's budget, both of which must be accounted for by June 30th, the end of this fiscal year.


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Congressman Garret Graves of Louisiana’s 6th District is frustrated with the pace of flood recovery.

“Government has a fundamental customer service problem,” he told the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday. “What would happen if we ‘Cajunized’ it?”


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The 2016 election season finally came to a close – here in Louisiana --Saturday night.

Five-time State Treasurer John Kennedy won the job he’d unsuccessfully sought twice before –U.S. senator.


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