Here we go again! The state of Louisiana is trying to take funds from one great program and divert it to cover budget shortfalls. This time it hits fisherman!

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The State of Louisiana has a Artificial Reef Development Fund. Oil companies turn their old off shore platforms into reefs and the state gets half of the money they save over what it would have cost them to remove the platforms. These funds are used to operate the reef program and programs that enhance our fisheries. Now the state wants your permission to rob that fund and use the money for the state's budget shortfall. You will have a chance to voice your opinion of this move tomorrow when you step into the voting booth.

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