A Look At Midyear Budget Cuts Planned By Gov. Jindal

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's midyear budget-rebalancing plan contains nearly $61 million in cuts. Most of Jindal's cabinet departments are taking reductions of around 1 percent or less. Some statewide elected officials say they have been hit too hard, with cuts up to 4 percent for their departments.

         A look at some of the reductions planned by Jindal to close the midyear deficit:

 

—GOVERNOR'S OFFICE:

 

$10,000 cut out of $11.8 million budget, 0.09 percent reduction.

 

—GOVERNOR'S DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION:

 

$2.5 million cut out of $831 million budget, 0.3 percent reduction.

 

OFFICES OVERSEEN BY STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS:

 

—Secretary of State: $931,593 cut out of $77.6 million budget, 1.2 percent reduction.

 

—Lieutenant Governor: $74,143 cut out of $7.3 million budget, 1 percent reduction.

 

—Culture, Recreation and Tourism: $3.5 million cut out of $90.8 million budget, 3.9 percent reduction.

 

—Agriculture and Forestry: $2 million cut out of $76.9 million budget, 2.6 percent reduction.

 

—Attorney General: $1.5 million cut out of $64.4 million budget, 2.4 percent reduction.

 

—Insurance: $1.4 million cut out of $34.2 million budget, 4 percent reduction.

 

—Treasurer: $491,102 cut out of $12.4 million budget, 3.9 percent reduction.

 

 

 

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