Posted: Oct 22, 2010 4:46 PM by Letitia Walker
Updated: Oct 22, 2010 4:58 PM
Three hundred health care workers and
another 100 college employees will be laid off because Gov. Bobby
Jindal cut the state budget by $107 million.
The cuts were announced Friday to account for a deficit from the
last fiscal year.
Higher education took one-third of the cuts, about $35 million.
The state health department is cutting $21 million. Another $12
million was stripped from the social services department.
Health care cuts include reductions to parish health units and
closing the public health unit in New Orleans. A state-run group
home for the developmentally disabled in Terrebonne Parish will be
Jindal called for leadership from college administrators and
state agency chiefs in continuing services while facing shrinking
budgets - and asked for no whining.