DALLAS - The Louisiana House on Thursday approved and sent to Gov. Bobby Jindal a $28.7 billion operating budget for fiscal 2010 that depends on a variety of controversial measures to balance the budget while restoring spending cut by the governor.

The Senate added 350 pages of amendments to HB 1 before passing it unanimously on June 5. The House had been expected to reject the changes and send the measure to a conference committee to work out the differences.

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