ATLANTA -- Louisiana Treasurer Mary Landrieu on Thursday expressed disappointment with a long-awaited legal opinion on the state's debt limitation law issued by state Attorney General Richard leyoub.

Ieyoub's opinion, dated Sept. 15, comes 11 months after Louisiana voters passed a constitutional amendment that seemed to place strict new limits on the amount of bonds the state could sell. The amendment specified that Louisiana must, by 2004, bring its total of "net taxsupported" to an amount that could be serviced by 6% of state revenues.

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