Louisiana TOPS

September 28, 2016

Sept. 28: Private prisons dealt budget cut

Louisiana’s perilous fiscal situation may result in less medical care and educational opportunities for state inmates. Two private prisons will be converted into jails, still operated privately but with fewer services. The funding drawdown comes on the heels of the U.S.… Read more...

May 31, 2016

Budget restores waivers; cuts TOPS and hospitals

The Senate Finance Committee reshuffled the spending priorities in the state budget on Monday, ensuring that waiver services for people with disabilities are fully funded while cutting more deeply into safety-net hospitals and TOPS scholarships. Unless legislators agree to raise more money in the upcoming special session, next year’s budget will have $600 million less than what’s needed to keep state government operating at current levels.
May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

House budget funds TOPS; cuts hospitals; Is Louisiana’s death penalty worth the price?; New Orleans takes back its schools and; Capital outlay gets an overhaul
February 12, 2016

Friday, February 12, 1016

Budget crisis in the spotlight; TOPS payments suspended; Revenue sharing threatened and; Common Core lawsuit dropped