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Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles. (Associated Press)

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Geymann leading coalition to seek changes to budget

Last Modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:54 PM

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Conservative lawmakers in the state House are devising a package of proposals that aim to expand the state budget areas that can be cut during shortfalls and to limit the use of patchwork funding for ongoing programs.

Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, is leading the "Budget Reform Coalition," outlined the basic concepts Tuesday to a business organization. The bills will be unveiled next week.

Geymann says the group, which has been at odds with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration over spending tactics, wants more lawmakers involved in the budget.

He says the legislation will seek to expand places where spending can be reduced, so colleges and health care don't take the bulk of the slashing when budget gaps appear.

Lawmakers will consider the ideas in the legislative session that begins in April.


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Posted By: Jack Silverman On: 1/22/2013


Rep Brett Geymann is working for all of us in this state with his efforts, and the many that support "the Budget Reform Coalition" to have legislators having more than a "rubber stamp" of the governor's policies. I applaude Mr. Geymann for his efforts and encourage the voters within our state to let him know of your support as well.

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