BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legal battle over the delivery of food services at a Louisiana military base has led to $365,000 in attorney bills for the state. It's also sparked a feud between the Jindal administration and a group of legally blind vendors.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/NsyXLw ) central to the fight is a state-managed trust fund that takes money from vending operations in courthouses and other properties and uses it to help the blind run snack stands, cafeterias and vending machines.
In 2009, the trust fund balance stood at $1.6 million. Now it's closer to $700,000.
Curt Eysink, executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, says the vendors are discounting other recent big obligations on the fund including $676,400 to outfit operations for the legally blind at Federal City and Delgado Community College.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com
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