Lawmakers have less than 24 hours to agree on state budget
POSTED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 6:04pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Time is ticking for lawmakers to come to an agreement on how to cobble together the $25 billion budget for our state.
With just a little over 24 hours to go, both senators and representatives continue to debate out how exactly they're going to spend funds next year.
Sources tell NBC33 that they've agreed on almost everything, aside from a few issues dealing with the Minimum Foundation Program, which deals with the allocation of funding to school districts.
The MFP’s allocation percentage has been frozen for years, and the two sides can't seem to agree whether that percentage needs to be raised or not.