LDAF Budget Could Be Cut in Half

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.

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