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Jun 06, 2013
Governor Jindal: Statement on Passage of HB 1

BATON ROUGE -- Governor Jindal issued the following statement today after the Louisiana State Legislature approved HB 1: 

"Both the House and Senate did great work on a fiscally responsible budget that is good for the people of Louisiana. The hard work of legislators from both parties and increased revenue projections has produced a balanced budget that invests in our top priorities and protects our reforms. We’ve made a $69 million investment in K-12 education and protected our historic educations reforms from last session, including the Louisiana Scholarship Program and our changes to teacher tenure—all without raising taxes. We’ve also rejected the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion that could have cost Louisianians $1.7 billion while forcing almost 200,000 of our citizens off of private insurance. I commend the Legislature for their work, and I look forward to signing HB 1 into law."

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