state construction budget en State Construction Budget Filled With Pet Projects <p>BATON ROUGE &mdash; With the state strapped for cash, Louisiana lawmakers have turned to the state&#39;s construction budget for their pet projects.</p><p>In coordination with Gov. Bobby Jindal&#39;s administration, the House and Senate piled in millions of dollars for local parks, sewage and water projects, economic development initiatives and more &mdash; $120 million more than the state can afford to spend on construction projects.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:23:38 +0000 The Associated Press 13088 at