Jim Fannin http://wwno.org en State House Leader Says Budget Glimpse Encouraging http://wwno.org/post/state-house-leader-says-budget-glimpse-encouraging <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The chairman of the House budget-writing committee says he's feeling a bit better about coping with the state's more than $1 billion shortfall.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Fannin made the comments Thursday after he got a sneak peek at Gov. Bobby Jindal's spending recommendations for next year.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:44:36 +0000 The Associated Press 29768 at http://wwno.org