$26 billion budget

'It’s breathtaking': Treasurer John Kennedy assails largest state budget since Hurricane Katrina

Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- State Treasurer John N. Kennedy said Monday the Louisiana Legislature last week approved the largest state spending plan since the hurricanes recovery.

Louisiana legislators last week passed the largest state budget since hurricanes Katrina and Rita a decade ago, State Treasurer John N. Kennedy said Monday. The $26 billion total budget for the fiscal year that starts Friday is about $3 billion more than the spending for this fiscal year, Kennedy told the Press Club of Baton Rouge luncheon.… Continue reading →

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Dow Chemical to cut 2,500 jobs worldwide

Dow Chemical Co. said Tuesday it will lay of 2,500 workers worldwide and shut silicones manufacturing plants in North Carolina and Japan. It’s unclear how or whether the job cuts will affect Dow’s more than 6,000 employees and contract workers in Louisiana.… Continue reading →

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