BATON ROUGE — Though Louisiana continues to struggle through deep budget gaps, House and Senate leaders aren’t proposing that they slash their own spending.
A $98 million financing proposal for legislative agencies in the upcoming budget year, introduced Tuesday, would not make any cuts to the House, Senate, legislative auditor and other offices that work for lawmakers.
Meanwhile, other state programs and services face steep reductions in the financial year that begins July 1 because Louisiana faces a $750 million shortfall.
The Legislative Budgetary Control Council, a panel of legislative leaders, backed the funding recommendations without objection.
After the meeting, Senate President John Alario