Friday, May 29, 2009

Thank goodness, the business community in Louisiana has more sense than the governor. | News | Groups ask to kill cuts to colleges — Baton Rouge, LA
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the business-funded Blueprint Louisiana group asked the Legislature on Thursday to eliminate all proposed budget cuts for higher education.

The request to the Senate Finance Committee was to allow colleges to evolve and adapt to the recession economy before instituting any of the proposed “draconian” cuts of 15 percent of their state funds.

The arguments from the business community were even stronger than from higher education officials, who have asked that their proposed $219 million in cuts be halved.

Higher ed administrators should be screaming about the cuts -- are they afraid of retribution from the governor or the lege? Probably so.

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