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Louisiana budget bill moves to the Senate

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana House lawmakers are backing a $25-billion budget but it's not a spending plan Governor Bobby Jindal recommended.

     
The state house gave a thumbs down to Jindal's proposal to use $500-million in uncertain money. Therefore, lawmakers approved to trim tax break programs, cuts to state agencies, and they're expecting $200-million from a tax amnesty program. The governor opposes parts of the package he considers a tax hike.
     
The budget is heading to the state senate after a vote of 93 to 5.

 

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