Wednesday, February 11, 2009

One billion cut from La. stimulus -- by . . . guess who? Would it be that man in diapers? | News | Senate cuts $1 billion for La. from House stimulus version — Baton Rouge, LA
Money to help the state with its sagging budget was also cut in half. Louisiana, which faces $1.2 billion in reduced revenue beginning in July, will receive $465 million, down from the $945 million under the initial U.S. Senate version.

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., voted in favor of the package while U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., opposed it. Landrieu joined a coalition of moderate Senate Democrats and Republicans last week in crafting the new $838 billion plan.

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