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Louisiana governor's budget plan given Friday to lawmakers

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ multibillion-dollar spending plan for next year is heading to lawmakers.

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 8:39 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ multibillion-dollar spending plan for next year is heading to lawmakers. The Democratic governor gave a glimpse Thursday of his recommendations for the financial year that begins July 1. He said the plan won’t include cuts and will propose small pay raises for teachers and new dollars for public colleges. But the full details of the proposal will be unveiled Friday to the joint House and Senate budget committee by Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne. The budget proposal seems far rosier than expected, after tax collections have taken a hit from the pandemic. Edwards said the state is using continuing federal coronavirus aid to avoid cuts.

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