Louisiana Senate OKs construction budget: highest priority projects likely to make cut

Louisiana senators approved Wednesday morning legislation that should theoretically be able to fund the vast majority, if not all, of the highest priority construction projects for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

The number and amount available for those highest priority projects, however, has been reduced from about $961 million for this year to about $683 million for next year.

“Because of the current budget struggle, we are severely constrained with what we could do,” said Senate Revenue & Fiscal Affairs Committee Chairman JP Morrell, D-New Orleans, who is handling House Bill 2, known as capital outlay in the State Capitol…


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