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Budget bills head to the governor

Flush with more than $3.6 billion in extra cash, the Legislature wrapped up its budget deliberations on Thursday with more than two weeks left before adjournment, […]

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$546 million

Balance of Louisiana’s “rainy day fund,” enough to keep state government running for 20.4 days. The median U.S. state has 34.4 days of reserves on hand. The Legislature set aside another $174 million in rainy-day funds this year. (Source: Pew Trusts and Legislative Fiscal Office)

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