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Final preparations underway before proposed state budget is handed to legislators

Louisiana State Capitol Building
Posted at 8:49 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 21:50:36-05

There will be six weeks of meetings with department leaders who will argue for more funding for their particular program until February 7.

On that date, administration executives will make their final preparations before presenting the budget to legislators.

Around 30 budget architects at the state Office of Planning and Budget spent the year tracking actual spending by government departments.

Once the holidays are over, they will begin working on the state spending plan for the next fiscal year in July.