Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Five things you need to know about Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for colleges and universities - Julia O'Donoghue, The Times-Picayune

Higher education officials warned the Louisiana Legislature of the dire consequences to the state's higher education system if lawmakers refuse to raise money for its public colleges and universities. Louisiana's higher education institutions are facing as much as an 82 percent cut -- around $600 million -- in state funding for the next school year, officials said during a Louisiana House Appropriations Committee meeting Wednesday (April 8). Gov. Bobby Jindal has proposed closing that gap significantly, but much of his budget proposal is already facing pushback from state lawmakers. If the legislators don't find an alternative to the governor's proposal -- or agree to adopt Jindal's budget -- some higher education institutions and programs would have to shutter. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/04/louisianas_higher_education_bu.html

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