higher education cuts

January 11, 2018

State’s budget problems hurt LSU recruitment

Louisiana’s ongoing, self-inflicted budget travails are making it harder for the state’s flagship university to attract the best and brightest students.

Number of the Day

86,000 - Number of Kentucky residents who are expected to lose their health care coverage if Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver application to add work requirements and fees is approved.  (Source: Kentucky Center for Economic Policy)
August 21, 2017

Are colleges turning a corner?

It’s no secret that Louisiana’s colleges and universities often bore the biggest brunt of state budget cuts during the 2008 - 16 fiscal downturn.

Number of the Day

21 percent - Drop in the number of tenure-track professors in the University of Louisiana System schools from 2007 to 2015 - from 2,478 to 1,961 (Source: The Advocate)
August 1, 2017

Mr. Cassidy goes to Washington

By most accounts, the GOP’s efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act with something that covers far fewer people is dead, at least for the moment. But someone forgot to tell Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, who flew back to the nation’s capital on Monday for a White House meeting with beleaguered President Donald Trump.

Number of the Day

34 percent - Decrease in federal health-care funding, compared to current law, by 2026 under a block-grant proposal being pushed by Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities).
June 2, 2017

Education: Fiscal Year 2018 budget

Louisiana’s future growth and prosperity depends on its ability to educate its citizens. Our state’s K-12 schools and colleges are at the forefront of efforts to provide opportunities for our children, and to prepare the next generation of workers for the challenges they’ll face in the 21st Century economy.… Read more...