Fire and Safety Codes

Louisiana has about a one billion dollar backlog in bringing university facilities and other buildings
around the state up to required fire and safety codes. Commissioner of Administration Jerry Luke LeBlanc says Governor Kathleen Blanco was not interested in raising the bonding cap this year. ButLeBlanc told the House Appropriations Committee that the governor wants to research the issue further for next year, looking at its effect on the state's bond rating and how the increased debt load would affect the budget.