Tuesday, January 27, 2015

State colleges bracing, planning for deep budget cuts - Leigh Guidry, WWL

Louisiana colleges and universities are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst in light of projections of more than $300 million in budget cuts to state higher education. "Cuts of this magnitude — 50 to 60 percent of (University of Louisiana System schools') state funding — go beyond just regular budget cuts," system President Sandra Woodley said. "All of our institutions would be affected negatively and some would have more risk than others." Woodley would not speak to specific schools as details regarding cuts remain unclear. The state's executive budget will not be released until February, but Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has predicted that cuts to higher education will be anywhere from $200 million to $300 million next year. http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/2015/01/16/state-colleges-budget-cuts-jindal/21858937/

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