Budget Proposal Includes Drastic Cuts to State Services
Story by Elizabeth Crisp, The Advocate
Legislative budget leaders received a grim overview Saturday of what would happen if lawmakers don’t find a way to fill the $2 billion projected shortfall in the state budget that begins July 1.
Higher education funding would be reduced by nearly $400 million.
State agencies that oversee veterans affairs, agriculture and forestry and economic development would see their budgets slashed by more than half.