State budget cuts could slash children's health services provided by the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). This week the Senate Finance Committee will consider a $100 million budget cut to DHH that was approved by the House last week.
Those cuts actually amount to some $350 million because... more »
Criticism quickly followed Governor Bobby Jindal's newly released budget plan. One red flag is tuition hikes for Louisiana colleges.
Included in Jindal's new budget is a spending provision of $98 million dollars which Jindal hopes state colleges will get through tuition hikes.
"I don't like it, I really... more »
BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal said he is submitting a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that does not raise taxes, protects higher education funding, protects K-12 education funding, protects health care funding and reduces the use of one-time money. The Governor held a mediaavailability today to outline... more »
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.... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State budget cuts threaten an anti-truancy program in Baton Rouge, the district attorney there says. District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Monday that the yearlong effort between his office and the East Baton Rouge Parish school system appears to be working. The campaign has included... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House Speaker Jim Tucker said lawmakers want to close the state's $319 million deficit within two weeks, hoping to tap unspent funds in state agency accounts while seeking to avoid furloughs of state employees. The $29 billion budget must be rebalanced before the fiscal year... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has partially frozen state spending on travel, supplies, contracts and other services in agencies under his control. Jindal ordered the limited spending freeze Thursday as he prepares to cope with an expected multimillion deficit for the current budget year, which ends June... more »
Our BIG 3 STORIES for Monday, September 21st: Governor Bobby Jindal is projecting a one-billion-dollar cut from the state budget. Much of it will come from higher education and health care. Last year higher education was cut by 120-million-dollars, and this year the Governor is proposing an additional 140-million-dollar cut.... more »