DALLAS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is asking lawmakers to approve a $30.1 billion budget for fiscal 2009 that cuts some jobs but basically continues the level of funding for most state agencies.

The proposed executive budget includes $15 billion in state funds, of which $9.2 billion is directly from the general fund, and $15.1 billion in federal funds. Total expenditures for fiscal 2009 are down $4.2 billion from fiscal 2008, due to a $4.7 billion reduction in federal funds from $19.8 billion in fiscal 2008.

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