Bill would give legislators more construction authority

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The Louisiana House wants to give state legislators more decision-making authority over which construction projects get state funding.

The House of Representatives voted 97-0 for House Bill 526 to let them make final recommendations on which local projects are sent to the State Bond Commission for lines of credit, rather than the governor.

HB526, sponsored by state Rep. Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, heads to the state Senate for debate.