Jindal to reveal new budget Friday
The Jindal Administration presents its budget proposal for the next fiscal year to state lawmakers today.
BATON ROUGE -- Governor Bobby Jindal has unveiled the basics of his executive budget plan for the fiscal year that starts in July. The Governor said his office's $24.7 billion plan comes in at over $900 million less than the current year.
Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols will present the Executive Budget to state lawmakers Friday morning. Jindal said the state's private school vouchers program will, again, be paid with public schools fund the Minimum Foundation Program, or MFP. This despite a state judge ruling that funding unconstitutional last Fall.
Jindal said the budget had to shrink this year, due to Congress slashing Louisiana's federal Medicaid match rate. The budget cuts 10,000 state jobs mostly by attrition, but many by moving state hospital workers into public/private partnership employment.