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Oct 24, 2013 8:51 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Port Allen council adopts budget, mayor plans veto

The Port Allen City Council has adopted an amended version of Mayor Demetric Slaughter's 2013-14 proposed budget, but the mayor has already said she intends to veto the $8.5 million spending plan.
Slaughter says the budget doesn't properly address the concerns of Port Allen residents and city officials.
Slaughter chided the council's adoption of the new budget, which is $1.2 million less than her original proposal. She said the budget removed key funding for infrastructure projects, much-needed equipment purchases for city departments and $400,000 in proposed spending for legal fees and services.
The budget was approved Wednesday night at a special council meeting.

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