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  • Governor Jindal Cuts $100,000 From CODOFIL's Budget

    June 19, 2012 6:24 PM

    Using his veto power, Governor Jindal has cut $100,000 from the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, also known as CODOFIL. This 40 percent slash to the budget could affect French Immersion. Heba Elseginy's three kids are in French Immersiona at Praire Elementary. Since they started, she's noticed... more »
  • City Officials Call Opelousas Budget a Financial Crisis

    September 7, 2011 7:14 PM

    Some Opelousas officials describe the city's budget situation as a financial crisis, but Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins said the city's budget is okay. Council members were supposed to reach an agreement on the budget for the next fiscal year by September first, but there's still no compromise. The council... more »
  • LA Regular Legislative Session Begins Monday

    April 24, 2011 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Weary lawmakers still smarting from angry battles over the drawing of their political districts return to the Louisiana Capitol on Monday to take up the difficult task of balancing next year's budget. The two-month regular session will be jam-packed with tough decisions on whether to... more »
  • LA Attorney General Bars N.O. from Railroad Money

    March 27, 2011 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general says New Orleans officials have no authority to use New Orleans Public Belt Railroad funds to help balance the city's budget. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said that the city had no `claim' or right to any `surplus' revenue from public railroad entity. The... more »
  • Lawsuit Challenging the Way State Lawmakers Balanced Last Year's Budget

    October 4, 2010 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit is challenging the way state lawmakers balanced last year's budget with $198 million from Louisiana's "rainy day" fund. The lawsuit was filed Monday. It claims legislators violated the state constitution by not repaying the money that was taken from the fund. If the... more »
  • Lawmakers Add $30M in Pet Projects to Budget

    June 21, 2010 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State lawmakers revived millions of dollars in pet projects Monday and added them to Louisiana's spending plans for next year in the final hours of the legislative session. An estimated $30 million in legislators' earmarks for museums, senior centers, water and sewage systems and an... more »
  • Senate to Account for Third Deficit in Budget

    June 14, 2010 8:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana doesn't officially have a third budget deficit this year, but senators said Monday they will propose rebalancing the budget to account for economists' predictions of another drop in state income. Economists last week projected the state will end this year with at least a... more »
  • House Members Expect A Full Day Of Haggling Over The $25 Billion Budget

    June 4, 2010 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House members expect a full day of haggling over the $25 billion budget bill to pay for state operations next year. House debate on the budget began Friday morning. The House and Senate remain in a near-stalemate over financing plans. To make the numbers work... more »
  • LA Slashing Funding From Colleges & Charity Hospitals To Balance Budget

    May 27, 2010 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House's budget panel has ended its delay of the state's budget bill, agreeing to slash funding from colleges and charity hospitals to make the numbers work without using cash that is part of a dispute with the Senate. The center of the disagreement between... more »
  • Disagreements Between House & Senate Stalled Work on Budget

    May 19, 2010 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - In a repeat of the divide that marred last year's budget haggling, disagreements between House and Senate leaders have stalled work on the budget. Lawmakers must rebalance this year's budget, which contains a $319 million deficit, and they need to shape spending plans for the... more »
  • Allen Parish police jurors vote to cut jobs

    October 27, 2009 1:58 PM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The Allen Parish Police Jury has voted to eliminate 10 road crew positions and cut funds to various agencies in a bid to save the parish more than $550,000 through 2010. Jury President Sonny Weatherford said on Monday the cannot operate without a balanced budget. Parish... more »

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