- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has scratched plans to sell property in the Louisiana Capitol complex.

Division of Administration spokeswoman Meghan Parrish confirmed the decision to The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1H1y0mo ).

The administration initially sought legislative approval to sell the welcome center near the Capitol and an adjacent parking garage. The two properties had been appraised for $11.4 million.

But the plans ran into some resistance from legislators who questioned the sale of prime property so close to the Capitol.

Under state law, the House and Senate Natural Resources Committees had to declare the property surplus before any sale could occur.

The House panel delayed action on the idea at one meeting, then pulled it from the agenda at a later session. The Senate panel never brought it up.

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