BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration is quietly notifying legislative leaders that Louisiana closed the books on the last budget year with a deficit, but the administration isn’t saying publicly how deep the problem is.
The announcement of the deficit’s size is expected in mid-October, when details are due to the Legislature’s joint budget committee.
State Treasurer John Kennedy estimates the gap exceeds $100 million.
House Speaker Chuck Kleckley and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Fannin said Wednesday they’ve been told by administration officials that the state ended the 2014-15 fiscal year on June 30 in the red.
Both men said they haven’t