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Money Tree
2016 May 9 - 12:00 am

Half of $280 Million List of Construction Projects To Be Put On Hold

Louisiana faces stricter limits for the next few years on how much money it can borrow for construction projects because of its financial problems. Edwards has decided he wants to steer the limited money available mainly to port improvements, roadwork and a backlog of deferred maintenance on state-owned and college campus buildings.
2015 April 30 - 12:00 am

Jindal’s Proposal Would Slash State Funding for Higher Education by 82 Percent

“A budget cut of this magnitude just changes the whole narrative. You just can’t do it,” Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph Rallo told the House Appropriations Committee. He said with the worst-case cuts, “several of our institutions would not be viable.
Politics and Policy
2015 February 16 - 12:00 am

Community College Workforce Training Program Faces Budget Axe as State Faces Shortfall

At Jindal’s urging, lawmakers set up the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund to link higher education money directly to projected workforce demand. They steered a mix of tax dollars, construction funding and other money to the fund in this year’s budget.

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