DALLAS - Louisiana House committees have given initial approval to capital outlay bills for fiscal 2010 that allocate $3.2 billion in cash and hundreds of millions more in general obligation bond proceeds to state and local projects.

HB 2, the comprehensive capital outlay bill, and HB 3, which outlines the GO allocation, passed quickly with no debate in the House Ways and Means and the Appropriations committees and without public testimony.

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