2theadvocate.com | 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.