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La. legislative auditor proposes long-term solutions to generate revenue

Daryl Purpera Daryl Purpera
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Office of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor is proposing a better way of generating revenue for the state.

Daryl Purpera told reporters at the Baton Rouge Press Club that auditors are about to start taking a deeper look at how state agencies use their credit cards, travel and collect cash.

He said those three things can be risky because usage and deposits are sometimes hard to track. He added the state needs to do a better job of tracking down money that is owed to Louisiana.

"We need to collect the revenue already out there on the books," Purpera said. "We need to hold those revenues and keep them and use them for the proper purpose, as when we get them and then, when someone does something wrong with those revenues, we need to hold them accountable."

According to Purpera, his proposals won't rescue the state from its current budget crisis, but they are all viable long-term solutions.

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