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LDP Statement on Gov. Jindal’s Budget Proposal

Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk released the following statement on the governor’s state budget proposal for the 2015-2016 fiscal year:

“There is still much to be desired in Gov. Jindal’s budget. The reductions of $567 million in higher education funding saddle our college students and their families with an exorbitant tab. Louisianians also cannot afford a $235 million cut from state health services at a time when our hospitals are struggling to serve their communities. It is clear that Gov. Jindal’s presidential ambitions are preventing state agencies from serving their fundamental purpose. We hope that the coming legislative session will help him get back to the basics.”