Bill narrowly passes Senate Finance Committee

Drew White
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE — A measure that could free up several hundred million dollars in state spending that is set by law and cannot be adjusted in the annual budget progress narrowly cleared its first hurdle Monday.

In a 6-4 vote, the Senate Finance committee approved a slightly watered-down version of a bill that would reclassify the funds in the Treasury. It now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

Several of the targeted programs were able to retain their dedications through amendments by committee members. It was not immediately clear how much

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