Friday, January 9, 2009

Jindal Outlines 2009 Priorities

Gov. Bobby Jindal told the annual meeting of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, he plans to focus on health care, high school dropouts and higher education funding in the new year.

The governor will have to pursue his proposals under tight financial constraints because of falling oil prices and a faltering economy.

The Jindal administration is projecting a $2 billion budget shortfall to continue services and to pay for increased costs in the fiscal year that starts July 1.

“A shortage of money will not stop us from changing Louisiana,” the governor told LABI.

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