ATLANTA -- Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has ordered a spending freeze of at least $24 million in fiscal 1995 to bring expenditures in line with expected revenues when the new year begins July 1.

Edwards' action, taken on Monday, came after budget officials determined last week that supplemental revenues for the upcoming fiscal year would be only $503 million -- more than $20 million under the estimates cited by lawmakers when they passed the fiscal 1995 budget last month.

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