Local projects facing state funding cuts or elimination

By Justin DiCharia and Samuel Carter Karlin

BATON ROUGE – More than a quarter of a billion dollars in eliminations and reductions to Louisiana’s capital outlay projects for the fiscal year beginning July 1 were dispatched to the full House on a unanimous vote Monday in the Ways and Means Committee following the introduction of 375 amendments to House Bill 2.

The measure axes approximately $330 million in state funded projects around the state as a result of the dwindling funds for those projects, and prioritizes projects that have already started.

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