Sunday, March 15, 2009

Governor slashes higher education.

Critics say Jindal's budget proposal "destroys" higher education | News for New Orleans, Louisiana | Top Stories | News and Weather for New Orleans |
State Rep. Page Cortez voiced his budget concerns in Baton Rouge following the Governor's budget presentation, saying "we're destroying higher [education].”

Cortez says while the plan would use $3.6 billion in federal stimulus money to ease the financial pain, those funds dry up two years which would leave educators with a bigger hole down the road.

"I think from an economic development stand point we start sending our best and brightest to other states to get an education than we've lost that industry," said Cortez.

This budget will set Louisiana back to the pre-Edwards days.

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