BUDGET DEBATE TURNS PERSONAL

By Samuel Carter Karlin and Jack Richards

BATON ROUGE — A marathon debate over HB1 and whether the state should fully fund TOPS or safety-net hospitals devolved into loaded and sometimes personal interrogations Friday before the House passed the omnibus budget, 82-17.

The debate spanned more than 13 hours between Thursday and Friday. The often contentious measure now goes to the Senate.

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