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  • Livingston school officials predict budget deficit

    August 21, 2013 9:35 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish school system is projecting an initial $2.6 million deficit in its general fund budget for the 2013-14 school year. The Advocate reports the school board's budget and goals committee approved the system's initial 2013-14 budget Tuesday night. The budget will go before the... more »
  • Lafayette budget deficit stirs debate

    March 28, 2012 10:11 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Next year's Lafayette city-parish government budget might need to be $5 million leaner. The Advocate reports a discussion on Tuesday about the need for two new fire stations expanded into a debate over how the administration and council will find the estimated $5 million in new... more »
  • St. Landry United Coalition of Educators Allege Severe Spending Issues

    February 14, 2012 12:51 AM

    At a public forum Monday night, the St. Landry United Coalition of Educators (SLUCE) outlined what representatives called wasteful spending and mismanagement of funds by the St. Landry Parish School Board. As we've been reporting for several months, the board is facing a nearly $4-million budget shortfall this year... more »
  • St. Landry Parish School Board Facing Budget Crisis

    November 29, 2011 12:37 AM

    The St. Landry Parish School Board is facing a budget shortfall and will likely have to make budget cuts, before the end of this fiscal year. "We're going to have to make up several million dollars," said Interim Superintendent Donnie Perron. "It's pretty much a crisis, financially." The... more »
  • Fixing the leaking bucket: mending the state budget

    December 14, 2010 7:04 PM

    "That junkie can sell his TV or sell his stereo but sooner or later he's going to run out of things to sell." That's State Treasurer John Kennedy's take on Governor Jindal's plan to reduce a state budget defecit; now nearing $2-Billion. Kennedy recently wrote a list of 16 ways... more »

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