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Gov. John Bel Edwards released his executive budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year Thursday morning.

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The FY 18 Executive Budget

Posted on February 23, 2017

Gov. John Bel Edwards released his budget blueprint for the 2017-18 fiscal year on Thursday. It is built on $9.469 in state general fund dollars, which is $155 million less than in the current budget. Overall spending would increase by $1.4 billion. The year-over-year increase is mainly due to an increase in federal dollars that support healthcare services.

The executive budget can be found here. The supporting documentation is here. A presentation with the highlights of the budget is here.

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