budget cuts http://wwno.org en Higher Education: Paying More for Less http://wwno.org/post/higher-education-paying-more-less <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="Higher Education system presidents testify in House Appropriations. (L to R) Dr. Monty Sullivan, LCTCS; Dr. F. King Alexander, LSU; Dr. Ronald Mason, SU; Dr. Sandra Woodley, UL." data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/WP_000633.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/04/Capitol_Access_040814.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span>The House Appropriations Committee got a different look at the cost of six years’ worth of higher education cuts Monday, as the push is on for colleges and universities to better prepare students to fill new jobs coming to Louisiana.<p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:02:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 57982 at http://wwno.org Medical Research In Louisiana Will Be Pared Back Under Federal Budget Cuts, Says Advocacy Group http://wwno.org/post/medical-research-louisiana-will-be-pared-back-under-federal-budget-cuts-says-advocacy-group The head of a nonprofit advocacy group that promotes health research said Louisiana stands to lose millions of dollars in medical research funding due to the across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:02:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 36693 at http://wwno.org The Tolls Of Budget Cuts On Higher Education http://wwno.org/post/tolls-budget-cuts-higher-education After five years of steep budget cuts, some members of LSUnited, the faculty union, are hoping the legislature’s budget negotiations will raise enough revenue to prevent further cuts.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/05/050613_Faculty_Hopes_for_More_Revenue_Capitol_Access_final_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.15;">Lawmakers are looking at plans to cut tax exemptions and get rid of one-time funds, which might provide more stability to the state’s universities.</span><p>Michael Russo, a librarian and an instructor, said LSU’s finances are dismal.<p>"A half billion here, a half billion there," Russo said, "I don’t know what else they can cut."<p> Mon, 06 May 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 34747 at http://wwno.org Failure To Expand Medicaid To Directly Effect Low-To-Moderate Income New Orleans Residents http://wwno.org/post/failure-expand-medicaid-directly-effect-low-moderate-income-new-orleans-residents Gov. Bobby Jindal has remained steadfast thus far in his opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saying it’s too expensive and that Medicaid is an outdated, inflexible program.&#160;<p>Not expanding Medicaid it will have a direct effect on low-to-moderate income New Orleanians.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/03/022613_Medicaid_Waiver_Expirations_Could_Hurt_NOLA-Area_Clinics_WRKFwrap_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:43:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 30079 at http://wwno.org Dept. of Health and Hospitals Proposed Budget Depends on Contingencies http://wwno.org/post/dept-health-and-hospitals-proposed-budget-depends-contingencies Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed $24.7 billion <a href="http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/opb/pub/ebsd.htm">state budget</a> for the next fiscal year seemingly leaves the state <a href="http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/">Department of Health and Hospitals</a> relatively unscathed.<p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 29960 at http://wwno.org State House Leader Says Budget Glimpse Encouraging http://wwno.org/post/state-house-leader-says-budget-glimpse-encouraging <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The chairman of the House budget-writing committee says he's feeling a bit better about coping with the state's more than $1 billion shortfall.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Fannin made the comments Thursday after he got a sneak peek at Gov. Bobby Jindal's spending recommendations for next year.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:44:36 +0000 The Associated Press 29768 at http://wwno.org All About Efficiency: DHH Secretary On The Latest Round of Healthcare Cuts http://wwno.org/post/all-about-efficiency-dhh-secretary-latest-round-healthcare-cuts Almost $83 million in cuts to healthcare programs and services <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/medicaid-cuts-take-effect-friday">went into effect Friday</a> to shore up a mid-year deficit in the state budget. These are separate from a previous round of cuts made in July.<img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/BruceGreensteinHR.JPG" alt="" /><p>The latest round of reductions includes cuts to services for at-risk children and low-income moms, as well as a one percent drop in the rate paid to hospitals and physicians for non-primary Medicaid services.&#160;<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/02/020713_GreensteinHealthcareCuts_AW2way.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:49:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 28804 at http://wwno.org State Medicaid Cuts Take Effect Friday http://wwno.org/post/state-medicaid-cuts-take-effect-friday Nearly $52 million in state cuts to Medicaid services go into effect Friday, Feb. 1. The reductions are part of the Dept. of Health and Hospitals’ response to a mid-year shortfall in Louisiana’s general fund.<p>The <a href="http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2727" target="_blank">cuts include</a> the elimination of dental benefits for pregnant women and a healthy parenting program for first-time mothers who qualify for Medicaid. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:44:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 28174 at http://wwno.org Delgado to Lay Off 46 Employees Next Month http://wwno.org/post/delgado-lay-46-employees-next-month <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">About 10 percent of Delgado Community College's 465 employees will be laid off at the end of next month.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Chancellor Monty Sullivan said Tuesday the layoffs are a consequence of the school's $13 million deficit and declining enrollment. Sullivan says no teachers will lose their jobs in this action.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:26:19 +0000 The Associated Press 28096 at http://wwno.org Health Care Budget Cuts Begin This Week http://wwno.org/post/health-care-budget-cuts-begin-week <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state's Medicaid hospice care received a last-minute reprieve from shutdown, but Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is moving ahead with other health care cuts this week.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:28:57 +0000 The Associated Press 27995 at http://wwno.org