Louisiana state Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Covington, told the Press Club of Baton Rouge this week that the Legislature should develop its own plan for dealing with a proposed $3 billion revenue shortfall over the next two fiscal years.

Donahue, who chaired the Commission on Streamlining Government, said Monday that the 238 cost-cutting recommendations developed by the commission will not meet Gov. Bobby Jindal’s call for $802 million in spending cuts. Donahue said that while not all the recommendations will be acted upon, he will push for consideration of the most significant proposals.

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