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State lawmakers aren't proposing cuts in their budget

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Even as many other departments face cuts, legislative leaders aren't proposing reductions for their budget next year.

The budget to finance the House, Senate and other legislative agencies in the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1 would standstill at $93 million, under recommendations approved without objection Wednesday by a panel of legislative leaders.

The proposal for the 2013-14 budget year will go first to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration.

Under the recommendations, the House would keep its $27.6 million budget and the Senate its $20.7 million budget. The Senate's budget grew by about $2 million this year.

The Legislative Auditor's Office, which audits government agencies and reviews state spending, would receive $32.7 million. The Legislative Fiscal Office, which analyzes the costs of bills and does other financial reviews for the Legislature, would stay at $2.4 million.

Legislative Budgetary Control Council, which covers certain expenses shared by the House and Senate, would remain at $8.1 million. And the budget for the Louisiana State Law Institute, which studies various legal issues for lawmakers, would be flat at $1 million.

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