Louisiana higher education funding

September 21, 2016

Sept. 21: Funding for flood relief, Flint linked

As gutted remnants of homes continue to line streets throughout south Louisiana, a federal aid package remains on hold as part of a temporary government funding bill.
September 8, 2016

Sept. 8: Colleges on the brink

Four Louisiana universities are in poor financial health and have been placed on a “fiscal watch” by the state Board of Regents. All public universities in Louisiana were graded on a 0-5 scale. Faring the worst were Southern University at New Orleans, Louisiana State University Health Sciences-Shreveport, Grambling State University and Southern University at Shreveport.
August 12, 2016

Aug. 12: Candidates should focus on poverty

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have talked a lot about helping the middle class and creating jobs, but neither presidential nominee has focused on programs for the poorest Americans, including those who aren’t working. Housing has also been missing from the conversation, with neither candidate mentioning a plan to increase affordable housing or bolster homeownership at their convention.
June 23, 2016

Budget down to the wire

Senate President John Alario announced this morning that he’s giving up on raising an additional $88 million for next year’s budget by eliminating an outdated tax deduction that flows mainly to the wealthiest households. That means the main task for legislators on the final day of the special session is dividing up an estimated $258 million that’s been raised to date.