Louisiana universities

March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Local minimum wage laws prove effective; Gov. Jindal pledges $6.1 million for community and technical colleges; Legislators criticize governor’s prison budget; and United Against Domestic Violence Rally tomorrow. 74 percent – The percent of domestic violence homicides from 2010-2012 committed with firearms (Source: United Way of Southeast Louisiana)
January 28, 2014

Inside the higher education numbers

The good news from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s executive budget is that the bleeding has finally stopped in higher education. After five straight years of deep cuts to public colleges and universities, the proposed budget for 2014-15 actually calls for a slight funding increase. But when we unpack the numbers, there is actually less there than meets the eye.
November 7, 2013

Thursday, Nov. 7

University of Louisiana-Monroe lays off 300 employees since 2008; Federal spotlight: Plenty at stake in budget negotiations; Health coverage drops occurred long before Affordable Care Act; and Louisiana agencies spent $11 million on sinkhole larger than the Superdome. $1.8 million – The amount of campaign contributions Gov. Jindal received from his political appointees from 2008 to 2012. (Source: Nola.com)