By Kaylee Poche
and Devon Sanders
LSU Manship School News Service
BATON ROUGE–The Louisiana Senate on Tuesday passed the House’s proposed budget 27-10 with several amendments that shifted major cuts to fall on governmental agencies rather than health care.
But many senators questioned the point of even passing a budget when it may not go into effect if revenue is raised during the special session starting next week. Some said that passing the budget would give false hope to Louisiana residents that the state’s budget problems were over.
“I beg you, do not give the public false hope,” Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans,