BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers scrapped a planned vote Thursday on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to hire a private company to manage a state employee health insurance plan, raising questions about whether the proposal had run into trouble.

The delay was announced a day before the scheduled hearing of the House and Senate budget committees to review the proposed contract between the Office of Group Benefits and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Fannin said he sought a meeting delay because lawmakers received the contract two days before the hearing and wanted more time to review the lengthy document.

"Members asked us for some more time to get to look at the contract. It was 70 to 80 pages. I thought that was a reasonable request. I wanted my staff to look at it," he said.

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