Last Modified: Monday, June 24, 2013 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has laid out plans to strip $46 million in state funds from next year's budget, largely from higher education and health services.
Lawmakers required the cuts, but left them to the administration to divvy up.
The Jindal administration released the breakdown late Friday. Higher education leaders, health care providers and agency leaders were deciding Monday how to deal with the reductions.
One of the steepest cuts will fall on higher education, which will have $11 million less to spend next year than anticipated.
Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell's office is working on how to dole out the reduction among campuses, with a plan to be unveiled Wednesday. Jindal said the cut will be more than offset by new campus fee increases set to take effect.
Posted By: Tammy Stryzewski On: 6/24/2013
Title: This is a perfect example of Republican logic.
Meanwhile in Louisiana...
Education and health care are slashed, while Louisiana tax payers dish out $1 for every 13 to 18 cents generated by the film tax credit to the wealthiest people. Though I know I would rather give money to schools than millionaire movie stars and directors, and would rather not see our tax money being sold as credits by brokers instead of going to hospitals, and I definitely think if, as a tax payer, I'm going to pay a % of film's pay rolls, then as a "job creator" I would rather pay good college professors and nurses. Jindal definitely has a "Republican state of mind", and our college students and kids (OUR FUTURE) will suffer for it.