Committee sets about freeing up millions in dedicated funds for Louisiana budget flexibility

Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, is trying to free up dedicated state funds to give the Legislature more flexibility. (Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)

By Joby Richard

A joint legislative subcommittee is trying to free up $800 million of the several billion dollars in state spending that is set by law and cannot be adjusted in the annual budget process.

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