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House committee approves 'Department of Debt' bill

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Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 9:29pm

A bill that would create a brand new government department has passed through a house committee.

If passed, the newly created Department of Debt would be responsible for going after the more than $1.3 billion owed to the state.

Officials from the Revenue Department say it could generate over 100 million a year.

The bill’s author says he'd like to see some of the money go to heavily cut programs, such as healthcare and education.

  

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