A bill to help fund a new shopping center coming to Livingston Parish heads to Governor Bobby Jindal's desk.
If Jindal signs Senate Bill 673, the state would contribute sales tax money to help build Juban Crossing.
It'll be one more night of nervousness for those on both sides of the issue dealing with the proposed breakaway school district, as the constitutional amendment to provide funding is scheduled for debate in the House Friday.
The Senate has approved a budget of approximately $25.5 billion for this fiscal year. It includes the return of more than $267 million in one-time money. This means fewer cuts to both healthcare and higher education.
Funding to help restore Louisiana's coastline is on hold in the Senate.
Senators were scheduled to vote on a bill that would use money from violations from BP connected to the spill to help pay for its recovery.
Governor Jindal signed a bill today that changes the name of a big economic driver in Baton Rouge.
House bill 414 officially changes the name of the Baton Rouge Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to visit Baton Rouge.
The Senate Finance Committee has agreed to use one-time money to help balance the budget.
More than $267 million of one-time money was previously removed from the budget by the house several weeks ago.