LOUISIANA POLITICS: MONEY FOR STATE LEGAL JUDGMENTS IS MISSING FROM HOUSE’S BUDGET

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There’s no money in the House-passed budget to address legal judgments that have been decided against the state and lawmakers are doubtful that any new dollars will be added to the spending plan to pay them next fiscal year, according to Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie.

At one time the state was paying on average between $10 million and $12 million in judgments, but the last couple of years have seen those averages drop off due to revenue shortages.

The real problem, however, is that judicial interest is running on all of those unpaid balances, said Henry…

 

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