Julie O’Donoghue

January 18, 2018

Fiscal cliff fix cannot wait

Louisiana’s higher education officials have a clear message for lawmakers: a solution to the fiscal cliff is needed, and it’s critical that it happen in February rather than June.

Number of the Day

48,800- Number of Louisiana students who received a TOPS scholarship in the fall 2017 semester. (Source: Nola.com/The Times Picayune via the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance)
March 27, 2017

Edwards delays tax plan

Gov. John Bel Edwards was scheduled to release the details of his plan to overhaul Louisiana’s broken tax structure in a speech to the Press Club of Baton Rouge this afternoon.

Number of the Day

46.5 - Percentage of Louisiana high school seniors who do not take a full courseload. State officials are looking for ways to change this by boosting dual enrollment programs that offer college credit for high school students.

February 20, 2017

Special Session: House-Senate brinksmanship

The Legislature has until midnight on Wednesday to find agreement on closing a $304 million mid-year budget gap.