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Jindal's 2013 budget already drawing criticism

Jindal's 2013 budget already drawing criticism
Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 5:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 5:04pm

Governor Jindal presented his budget plan to state legislators today, and it's already drawing criticism.

State treasurer John Kennedy says Baton Rouge is turning into Washington because of the way it spends money.

He claims the governor's plan is too reliant on one-time sources of funding, such as selling state property.

He also thinks there's too much waste, such as having contracts with 19-thousand different consultants. Kennedy also disagrees with raising tuition to pay for higher education.

He says Louisiana has fewer college graduates than the national average, and higher tuition will make it harder for us to catch up.

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