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Update on Louisiana Higher Education Budget Cuts (proposed solutions)

Two weeks into the 2015 Regular Session resulted in not much happening so far with the budget and the proposed higher education cuts. This isn’t unusual, since the Legislature typically gets minor stuff done at first before dealing with all the major issues late each session. 1,278 more words

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2015 Louisiana Legislature Regular Session Bills: House Bill 60 (The Louisiana Postsecondary Education Board of Trustees)

Rep. Carmody is proposing House Bill 60 in the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.

The bill would:

  • abolish the Board of Regents, LSU System, University of Louisiana System, Southern University System, and the Louisiana Community and Technical and Community College System,
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2015 Louisiana Legislature Regular Session Bills: House Bill 66 (Setting tuition and fees at Louisiana public colleges and universities)

The second bill from the 2015 Louisiana Legislature Regular Session we will examine is House Bill 66 by Rep. Thomas Carmody.

House Bill 66 is a companion piece to House Bill 60 (also sponsored by Rep. 495 more words

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2015 Louisiana Legislature Regular Session Bills: House Bill 216 (Hotel Occupancy Tax in Caddo & Bossier)

The 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature convenes this Monday. The short session will focus primarily on hot-button issues like the State budget, tax credits, higher education spending, and Common Core. 978 more words

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Deadly Times Ahead in Baton Rouge

Within the next week, the oldest continuously operating hospital in Baton Rouge will close its Emergency Room. In February, The Baton Rouge General announced the closure of the Emergency Room at its Mid-City hospital on Florida Boulevard. 1,546 more words

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