Louisiana Budget: Colleges
9:54 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Budget Proposes $71M in Cuts to Louisiana Colleges

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's public colleges are facing cuts of at least $71 million in next year's budget proposal, as it awaits debate on the House floor this week.

Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell said Monday that college leaders will be pushing a bill to allow the schools to raise fees on students to cover the gap.

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