14 May 2009

HB 1 passes the house 87 - 16

UPDATE: see the times-picayune: house approves $27 billion state budget

representative jim fannin gives the closing on his bill, house bill no. 1 which provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for fiscal year 2009-2010.

shortly after the vote was taken, representative cedric richmond asked for and received permission to change his vote from absent to nay.

HB1 now goes to the senate.