BATON ROUGE — State lawmakers who voted to approve Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan for implementing $250 million in midyear budget cuts say they don't like it, but it could have been worse.
Several members of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget complimented Jindal and his administration for passing the cuts around instead of focusing on a couple of targets. But considering half of the fiscal year is gone and departments have committed most of their funding, it will be tough for some.
"We had a revenue problem and an expense problem," said state Rep. Page Cortez, R-Lafayette. "After it was all said and done, it was more or less uneventful."