Edwards: Budget Imperiled, Fix Needed

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Sugar growers meeting in Lafayette on Tuesday cheered the introduction of Gov. John Bel Edwards.  Minutes later, after Edwards proposed a “menu” of sharp cuts and taxes to balance dire budget shortfalls in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, they stood and cheered him again.

That’s because they appreciate the governor’s sincerity, if not the message, American Sugar Cane League General Manager Jim Simon said later.

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