Measure to free up state funds approved by Finance committee

Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell (Photo: Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service).

By Drew White

A measure that could free up several hundred million dollars in state spending that is set by law and cannot be adjusted in the annual budget progress narrowly cleared its first hurdle Monday.

In a 6-4 vote, the Senate Finance committee approved a slightly watered-down version of a bill that would reclassify the funds in the Treasury. It now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

Read the story in KALB-TV/kalb.com.

 

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