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House discusses state budget deficit, funding for DHH, higher education

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 12:03pm

BATON ROUGE, LA — The House of Representative is talking about the state budget today. They're trying to decide if they should use one-time money to help fund certain areas (primarily DHH and higher Ed.)

Right now in the proposed budget, they've put $269 million in one time money into the budget, but they've also got a $219 million deficit from this year.

Representative Fanning says every agency, except DHH, will face cuts if the budget passes as is.

NBC33’s Kelsey Scram is at the Capitol and will have all the details about the debate today on NBC33 News at 5:00 p.m.

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