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Loop Update: Senate Votes Against More Funding

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By Beth Fussell- Information obtained from the Louisiana Senate website and Rep. Richardson's Office

Last Friday, House Bill 2 came up for vote in the Louisiana Senate.  The bill contains the state construction budget for the coming year.  Included in the construction budget was funding for more studies on the Baton Rouge Loop.  After a long process during which the Loop funding was reduced, raised, then cut entirely, the Senate passed an edited version of the House's bill with no Loop funding included.  The bill will now go to a conference committee to work out the details, after which both the House and the Senate will have to vote yes or no on the bill that the committee agrees upon.  Governor Jindal will have the option to either approve or veto this year's funding for the Loop if the Legislature agrees to pass it.

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