Louisiana: Senate Committee Reworks $17 Billion Spending Plan
June 16, 2003
The Louisiana Senate Finance Committee approved a nearly $17 billion budget Sunday night, balancing the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Among the amendments approved is the restoration of $720,000 to a condom distribution program that brings in federal cash for HIV/AIDS treatment. Senate President John Hainkel said he hoped the full Senate would take a look at the budget proposal on Wednesday. If the House does not agree to the Senate changes, a legislative compromise committee will hash out a final agreement.Adapted from:
06.16.03; Melinda Deslatte
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