- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal’s midyear budget-rebalancing plan contains nearly $61 million in cuts. Most of Jindal’s cabinet departments are taking reductions of around 1 percent or less. Some statewide elected officials say they have been hit too hard, with cuts up to 4 percent for their departments.

A look at some of the reductions planned by Jindal to close the midyear deficit:

-GOVERNOR’S OFFICE:

$10,000 cut out of $11.8 million budget, 0.09 percent reduction.

-GOVERNOR’S DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION:

$2.5 million cut out of $831 million budget, 0.3 percent reduction.

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OFFICES OVERSEEN BY STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS:

-Secretary of State: $931,593 cut out of $77.6 million budget, 1.2 percent reduction.

-Lieutenant Governor: $74,143 cut out of $7.3 million budget, 1 percent reduction.

-Culture, Recreation and Tourism: $3.5 million cut out of $90.8 million budget, 3.9 percent reduction.

-Agriculture and Forestry: $2 million cut out of $76.9 million budget, 2.6 percent reduction.

-Attorney General: $1.5 million cut out of $64.4 million budget, 2.4 percent reduction.

-Insurance: $1.4 million cut out of $34.2 million budget, 4 percent reduction.

-Treasurer: $491,102 cut out of $12.4 million budget, 3.9 percent reduction.


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