Apr 4, 2014 8:31 PM by Dave Fields
Late on Friday, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the issuance of an executive order to freeze the spending of all state departments until June 30.
With only a few exceptions, the governor instructed all departments, agencies, and/or budget units of the executive branch to freeze expenditures. Some of these exceptions include declared emergencies; constitutional functions; constitutional mandates; existing court orders; existing cooperative
endeavor agreements; existing bona fide obligations; budget activities of statewide control agencies; revenue collection activities; federally financed activities; field travel; correctional department supplies; juvenile care; and youth services.
The governor also exempted certain activities of education, public safety, and wildlife enforcement. A provision in the executive order allows Jindal to rescind the order anytime prior to the June 30 expiration.