Jindal Offering Budget-Cutting Options
Governor Bobby Jindal says his budget cut proposal for next year will be presented to lawmakers with a list of "options."
The state faces a $1.6 billion shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year. The Jindal administration is considering state financing cuts up to $400 million for public colleges, and $300 million to health care services.
Jindal's budget proposal is due to lawmakers at the end of next month.
Jindal says his budget proposal will be paired with "suggested solutions" that could reduce some cuts, but would require legislative approval.
Lawmakers have talked about raising fees, reworking tax break programs and looking for other available pots of money to fill gaps.