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The governor vetoed more than 250 items on the 2008-09 budget, stripping more than $16 million in legislative pet projects. The vetoes struck nearly a third of the add-ons that lawmakers put in the $29.9 billion budget.

Important projects in our area, however, were spared. The $200,000 allocated for the Northeast Louisiana Family Literacy Consortium, which operates six Even Start sites in northeast Louisiana, including the one in Lincoln Parish, remained intact.

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