Apr 2, 2010 1:16 PM by Letitia Walker
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the LSU System says campuses
may have to resort to widespread furloughs to make the additional
budget cuts they could face this year.
The Jindal administration asked Louisiana's public colleges and
state agencies to develop plans for more cuts in the current fiscal
year that ends June 30, because of a drop in state tax income.
The LSU System was asked to devise recommendations for losing as
much as $34 million. System President John Lombardi submitted a
plan that would include days off without pay for faculty and staff
at most campuses including the main campus in Baton Rouge.
But Lombardi recommendation included opposition to the idea,
calling the furloughs "destructive."