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House rejects Senate budget bill

Posted: 1:34 PM, Jun 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-04 14:34:53-04

The House of Representatives rejected the Senate’s budget bill Monday afternoon, sending the process into conference committee.

Three Senators and three members of the House will meet to negotiate  differences in the budget plan. After the conference committee, the budget will go back to both the full House and Senate for final approval.

Lawmakers have until midnight to pass a budget bill before the special session ends. 

On Sunday, the Louisiana Senate approved a budget compromise that passed with strong, bipartisan support.  The measure was approved by a vote of 38-1.

The governor’s office called it a "fiscally responsible plan (that) funds critical priorities across the state, reduces the tax burden on the people of Louisiana by over $500 million and makes strategic spending cuts of more than $200 million."