House Bill 2 passes House; dedicates $1.4B in cash lines from state

By Justin DiCharia

BATON ROUGE – House Bill 2, which is being debated in the second special session of the Louisiana Legislature, passed the House Thursday 90-8 and dedicates $1.4 billion in cash lines of state money to public construction projects throughout the state.

While it passed without the drama from the general session when the bill withered in the House during closing hours, a few legislators expressed dismay with the political misuse of the bill that coerces members to vote one way or the other.

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