Lawmakers Propose Restructuring La. Budget Process

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Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) – Conservative House lawmakers who have been at odds with Gov. Bobby Jindal over budgeting tactics are proposing to rewrite the laws governing state spending.

The bills were unveiled Tuesday by the Budget Reform Coalition, a mainly Republican group.

The measures would limit what dollars lawmakers and the governor could use to pay for ongoing programs, barring patchwork financing uncertain to appear year after year.

They also would set up a timeline for handling the budget so lawmakers couldn't pull it together in the final hours of a legislative session.

Many of the measures to be considered in the session that begins in April would rewrite constitutional provisions. That means they'd need support from two-thirds of the Louisiana Legislature and voters in a statewide election.

Jindal hasn't said whether he'll support the proposals

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