|Posted on 2/15/2017 5:59:00 PM.|
The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that takes only $74 million from the rainy day fund, instead of the $119 million the governor recommended. The vote comes after a heated back and forth between the governor’s chief budget advisor and Republican lawmakers.
|Jay Dardenne, John Schroder, House Appropriations Committee, budget|
|Posted on 5/11/2016 12:59:00 PM.|
The Edwards Administration is very concerned about state funding for healthcare, as the full House is set to debate the proposed spending plan for next fiscal year. Department of Health and Hospitals Sec. Rebekah Gee says the House budget committee shifted dollars away from DHH and this could lead to multiple hospital closures and would eliminate jobs that inspect potentially unsafe facilities.
|John Bel Edwards, budget, DHH, Rebekah Gee, Cameron Henry, House Appropriations committee|
|Posted on 2/24/2016 12:29:00 PM.|
The House Appropriations Committee voted 14 to 9 in favor of a bill that would cut 117 million dollars from this fiscal year’s budget, which is $87 million more than what Governor John Bel Edwards recommended. Chairman Cameron Henry of Jefferson Parish says there is bi-partisan support to go above and beyond what the governor has called for in budget cuts.
|House Appropriations Committee, budget cuts, Cameron Henry, Walt Leger, Pat Smith|
|Posted on 2/22/2016 1:44:00 PM.|
The House Appropriations Committee approved a series of bills today aimed at reducing or cutting down on number of state contracts, which supporters say will save the state some much needed dollars. Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy says there are dozens if not hundreds of contracts that the state spends money on that are NOT needed.
|House Appropriations Committee, state contracts, John Kennedy, Jay Dardenne|