Louisiana House Speaker Jim Tucker last week said Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to deal with a $319 million revenue shortfall in fiscal 2010 won’t be considered until next month.

Tucker said the House will delay action on Jindal’s proposal to cover the gap with help from $195.3 million set aside to reimburse the federal government if the state loses a disagreement over Medicaid funds. The total includes $154.5 million of disputed overpayments to the state’s charity hospitals for uninsured patients.

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