Louisiana vouchers

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.
January 15, 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Louisiana workers 'inadequate and under-prepared'; Nevers to propose constitutional amendments to expand Medicaid; Cost of defending voucher program against legal challenges reaches $770,000; LSU graduation rate at an all-time high; and School reforms receive mixed reviews. $770,000 – The amount Louisiana is paying two law firms to defend the school voucher program in court. (Source: NOLA.com)