Governor Jindal unveils proposed budget for next fiscal year
Posted on 1/24/2014 12:17:00 PM.
The Jindal administration presented lawmakers Friday with a 25-billion dollar state budget for the fiscal year that starts July first. The governor's chief financial administrator, Kristy Nichols, says it's a responsible and balanced spending plan that doesn't raise taxes or use one-time dollars on recurring expenses.
 The governor's proposed budget calls for increased funding to pay for  TOPS Scholarships and there's new dollars to pay for workforce development programs that will be utilized by colleges and universities.
Nichols says there's also an additional ten-million dollars, so more disabled citizens can receive home-based care.
Nichols says the budget also includes money to train another State Police cadet class. It does call for the elimination of more than one-thousand jobs in state government, most of them are vacant, but Nichols says the spending proposal contains pay raises for thousands of state employees. 
State lawmakers will spend the next few months making changes to the spending plan and making changes, before approving it in early June.


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