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Oct 22, 2010 5:46 PM by Letitia Walker

New Details About Impact of State Budget Cuts

Three hundred health care workers and
another 100 college employees will be laid off because Gov. Bobby
Jindal cut the state budget by $107 million.
The cuts were announced Friday to account for a deficit from the
last fiscal year.
Higher education took one-third of the cuts, about $35 million.
The state health department is cutting $21 million. Another $12
million was stripped from the social services department.
Health care cuts include reductions to parish health units and
closing the public health unit in New Orleans. A state-run group
home for the developmentally disabled in Terrebonne Parish will be
shuttered.
Jindal called for leadership from college administrators and
state agency chiefs in continuing services while facing shrinking
budgets - and asked for no whining.

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