Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Govenor limits state spending

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Gov. Kathleen Blanco limited state spending Tuesday, requiring most new hires, travel, supplies and other items to be approved by her top budget official -- unless they are needed to help Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.

The attempt to cut back on unnecessary expenses comes as the state struggles not only to rebuild southeastern Louisiana but also to cope with an expected budget hole from the loss of business, sales and personal taxes because of Katrina's devastation to the New Orleans area.

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