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Legislative hearings open on Jindal's $24.6B budget proposal

Legislative hearings open on Jindal's $24.6B budget proposal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The House budget committee is starting its hearings on Gov. Bobby Jindal's $24.6 billion spending plan recommended for next year.

Lawmakers are looking for ways to close a $1.6 billion budget gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and avoid deep cuts to colleges and health services.

Some of the governor's recommendations for raising new dollars have been met with skepticism, particularly a proposal to scale back spending on tax break programs that pay out more in credits than taxes owed.

The House Appropriations Committee starts combing through Jindal's budget proposal Tuesday, doing a department-by-department review over several weeks. Members of the public can lodge their comments about Jindal's proposals during April 14 and 15 meetings.

Lawmakers won't craft a final version of next year's budget until June.

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