The Louisiana Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee earlier this week approved two nearly identical measures that would replace current state law on the capital outlay process with a plan supported by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Projects are put onto the capital outlay list if they are deemed appropriate but the state does not have sufficient money in the current fiscal year to fund them. High-priority projects are eventually funded, but most others linger in limbo for several years and many never become reality.

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