Home State Legislature ‘Make believe’ budget passes

‘Make believe’ budget passes


Special session to address revenue begins next week

Devon Sanders
and Kaylee Poche
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE–The House on Thursday voted 61-37 to pass the major changes that the Senate made to the state budget to fund health care services while slashing spending on state agencies and TOPS scholarships.

The budget bill now goes to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who has called a special session that starts Tuesday to try to persuade the Legislature to raise revenue and avoid the cuts.

As a result, some legislators called the bill a “pretend budget” since some of the cuts, which include a 30


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