Committee: Budget shortfall could more than double

By Sam Karlin

The Office of Planning and Budget warned lawmakers Friday the money shortfall facing Louisiana could more than double from its current $750 million in short order if current spending on state services remains the same.

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Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne speaks with legislators Friday before giving testimony to the Joint Budget Committee. Photo by Sam Karlin.