I-49, Education Investments Among One Acadiana Priorities Included In Approved Budget

The budget approved by the legislature last week includes several of One Acadiana's priorities, including money for I-49, increased funding for early child care and education and replenishing of the unemployment trust fund.

The budget bill is now on the governor's desk for approval after it passed in the Louisiana House 88-7 and the Senate 38-0. There are several other companion bills addressing other state expenditures, such as the capital outlay bills, which has also been sent to the governor.

Before the legislative session began, One Acadiana — which serves as the chamber of commerce for Lafayette Parish and the economic development organization for the overall Acadiana region — outlined several of its priorities for the session.

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