State House Republicans still have no plan for confronting Louisiana’s $700 million-plus “fiscal cliff,” which will force cuts to health care, higher education, public safety and other priorities if not addressed by July 1.
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70 cents - Maximum hourly rate paid to state inmates who work at the Capitol and other state facilities. A bill that cleared the House on Monday would expand the type of work that inmates can perform. (Source: Nola.com/The Times-Picayune)