Dardenne: State budget problems are severe

The state faces a $487 million shortfall in its current budget and there is no single solution to the problem, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Friday at a meeting hosted by One Acadiana at the Picard Center.
In addition, a $1.9 billion deficit is projected for the next fiscal year, he said.
Dardenne will become commissioner of administration as John Bel Edwards is sworn into office as governor Monday.

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