Louisiana state Senators question assumptions of Jindal's budget
By Lauren Rodgers
BATON ROUGE, LA: Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed budget has caused a stir with members of the Louisiana State Senate. According to the Associated Press, more than $1 billion of Jindal's budget is "tied to passage of state legislation, approval by federal officials, sale of state property or other assumptions." Of Jindal's proposed $25,5 billion budget, the portion in question is roughly four percent.
The concern for the budget is bi-partisan. Jack Donahue, the chairman of the Senate's Finance Committee, wants to be clear about which line items are tied to which other line items. Gregory Tarver (D), a member of Donahue's committee, warned that if legislation tied to the budget proposal doesn't pass, it would "make a colossal hit on the budget."