Kennedy slams state legislators over budget

POSTED: Monday, June 28, 2010 - 5:18pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 28, 2010 - 6:46pm

BATON ROUGE (WVLA) - State Treasurer John Kennedy is calling the state's $26 billion budget "fiscally irresponsible."

In a meeting Monday afternoon, Kennedy said lawmakers missed their chance to fix Louisiana's growing financial problems.

"We have managed to make the United States Congress look fiscally responsible, and I didn't think it was possible," said Kennedy.

The State Treasurer says Louisiana could save up to $800 million a year if vacant state positions are eliminated.

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