DALLAS - Louisiana legislators on Friday approved without changes the $341 million of current-year budget cuts proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to deal with declines in state revenue resulting from steep drops in energy prices.

The cuts in the $9.4 billion general fund budget for fiscal 2009 were first outlined by Jindal on Dec. 30. He issued an executive order to enact $162.5 million of the cuts, the maximum provided for under the state constitution, which allows the governor to trim general fund spending by 3%.

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