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Budget watchers about fiscal cliff: ‘It’s going to hurt’

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Leader photo by NANCY BERGERON - Rick Wheat, left, president and CEO of the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, shares information on the status of children and children’s programming with Rep. Rob Shadoin, during a meeting Monday called by the Louisiana Budget Project.

Representatives of the Louisiana Budget Project were in Ruston on Monday warning if the state plunges over the looming fiscal cliff, it’s going to hurt.

“If we go hurdling over this cliff, it’s not going to be painless,” Nick Albares, LPB’s senior policy analyst said.

LBP is a nonprofit organization that monitors and reports on public policy and how that policy affects the state’s low- to moderate-income families.

Education, healthcare and children’s services will once again take the biggest hits, if the budget hole isn’t plugged, Albares said.

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