Use of 'Rainy Day' fund advances out of committee

BATON ROUGE - A move to used money from Louisiana's 'Rainy Day' fund to help with the budget deficit makes its way out of committee.
 
The Senate Finance Committee voted to move the legislation to the full senate. 
 
Governor John Bel Edwards wants to use $199 million from the 'Rainy Day' fund.
 
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says the using money from the 'Rainy Day' fund is more than justified to deal with the state's $304 million deficit. 
 
The Louisiana House Appropriations Committee will discuss use of the 'Rainy Day' fund on Wednesday afternoon. 
 

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