House Republicans propose new cuts to state colleges, prisons to address Louisiana budget woes

House Republicans propose new cuts to state colleges, prisons to address Louisiana budget woes

October 11, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


ADRIANNA: CUTS TO HIGHER EDUCATION ARE BACK ON THE TABLE IN DAY 3 OF A SPECIAL BUDGET-REBALANCING SESSION. TWO PLANS TO CLOSE LOUISIANA’S $304 MILLION DEFICIT WERE APPROVED BY A HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TODAY. THE FIRST WOULD USE NEARLY $75 MILLION FROM LOUISIANA’S RAINY DAY FUND, AND LEVY CUTS TO PUBLIC COLLEGES AND STATE PRISONS, BOTH AREAS GOVERNOR EDWARDS WANTED TO PROTEC IT WOULD ALSO MAKE LARGER CUTS TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THE SECOND PLAN WOULDN’T USE RAINY DAY MONEY AT ALL. THE FULL HOUSE WILL DEBATE THE