They took every penny they could find.
“The House efforts have solved 850-million of the one billion dollar problem,” Appropriations chairman Jim Fannin announced.
They even decided what to do with some money they’ve not yet found.
“This 31-million for the medical school in Shreveport would be put in a priority line if that funding is available,” Shreveport Rep. Thomas Carmody said, in support of Rep. Bubba Chaney’s amendment to HB 1.
It took six hours of debate, but he full House passed a 24-billion dollar budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, resolving over half the $1.6-billion dollar shortfall.