Edwards: House Budget Bill "Complete Failure"

WATCH: Governor Edwards holds a media availability regarding House Bill 1. #lagov #lalege

Posted by Governor John Bel Edwards on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards says a $27 billion budget bill approved by the Louisiana House Thursday is a "complete failure."

It would decrease funding to state-supported hospitals and cut funding to the TOPS program by about 20%. The bill cleared the chamber with mostly Republican support.

House Republicans disagreed with the Governor's assessment of HB 1.

Louisiana House Republicans passed a responsible budget today that forces state government to live within its means. Only one Democrat voted for the budget.

Posted by Louisiana House Republicans on Thursday, April 19, 2018

If it makes it to his desk, Edwards indicates he will veto the spending plan.

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