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  • Iberia Parish Residents Fighting to 'Save the Library'

    August 22, 2013 6:41 PM

    Residents in Iberia Parish are fighting to make sure money isn't cut from the library's budget. The Iberia Parish council will vote to introduce a proposition diverting funds from the library's current budget to fund the levee district. The levee tax failed earlier this year. Now, one council... more »
  • Family Fighting Jindal's Veto

    June 26, 2013 7:41 PM

    Governor Jindal is coming under fire after vetoing four million dollars from next year's budget that would have expanded a program for the developmentally disabled. Jindal says the state can't afford to expand the new opportunity waiver, or "NOW." The program provides residential support, community integration and development as... more »
  • More Details Emerge on UMC, LGMC Partnership

    January 24, 2013 6:44 PM

    Cuts were announced a year ago at University Medical Center. Because of those budget cuts, UMC was set to lose 22-point-five-million-dollars and 173 jobs. In December, Lafayette General Medical Center stepped in announcing a partnership to avoid those cuts. Thursday, a healthcare panel answered questions from the House... more »
  • Violence Shelters Bracing for Cuts

    January 7, 2013 6:21 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal is coming under fire for cutting the budgets of battered women's shelters. Funding for family violence prevention and intervention programs was cut by nearly one-million-dollars--that's a 16-percent reduction. The goal is to try and close a 166-million dollar mid-year budget deficit. The Jindal administration says the... more »
  • New Iberia Budget Cuts: Layoffs and Reduced Benefits for City Employees

    October 30, 2012 11:17 PM

    The City of New Iberia will lay off nine city workers because of budget cuts. In all they've reduced the 2013 budget by six million dollars and the council approved the budget Tuesday night in a four to three vote. "Y'all laying off other people when what we should... more »
  • State Budget Cuts Could Slash Early Childhood Programs

    May 15, 2012 11:27 PM

    State budget cuts could slash children's health services provided by the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). This week the Senate Finance Committee will consider a $100 million budget cut to DHH that was approved by the House last week. Those cuts actually amount to some $350 million because... more »
  • Budget cuts would eliminate Belle Chasse squadron

    February 20, 2012 9:43 AM

    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - The Navy has proposed decommissioning a squadron at the air station in Belle Chasse as part of its plans to meet President Barack Obama's budget cut orders. The Times-Picayune reports that would eliminate the only naval aviation unit dedicated to fighting drug smugglers. Under the... more »
  • UMC Making Cuts and Closures, Worries About Next Year

    February 6, 2012 10:12 PM

    As University Medical Center plans to make $4 million in cuts, by closing clinics and laying off possibly 80 employees, hospital officials worry what the next fiscal year could bring. Labor and Delivery will be closing its doors, along with Inpatient Pediatrics, Kidmed and the Detox unit. Others, like... more »
  • Major Construction Taking Place at UL

    January 12, 2012 4:03 PM

    After a much deserved break, thousands of UL Lafayette students returned to school Wednesday. This school year brings lots of excitement as UL has several major construction projects underway. Just last year, UL's new dorms became a reality and one week ago, the newsest dorms, Huger Hall opened.... more »
  • Federal Budget Cuts Could Eliminate Programs for Seniors

    August 29, 2011 7:27 PM

    After raising a family and working hard, you hope to have it easy as you get older. Unfortunately, it gets even harder for some. Programs like 'Council on Aging' help provide services to elderly people who need them, but federal budget cuts could put those organizations in jeopardy. Ninety-five... more »
  • Black leaders discuss job, budget cuts with Obama

    July 22, 2011 6:10 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the largest and oldest black civil rights groups said they urged President Barack Obama in a White House meeting Thursday to resist deep cuts to programs that benefit urban communities - with some of the highest unemployment rates - as he negotiates the nation's debt... more »
  • Budget cuts hit biomedical research center

    July 11, 2011 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Construction was completed last July on the new, highly touted clinical research building at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center. One year later, only the first two floors of the four-story building are occupied, and there are no set plans to open the rest of the... more »
  • Crowley Community Protests City Job Cuts

    July 7, 2011 11:57 PM

    A slew of positions are on the chopping block for the City of Crowley, but those budget cuts won't be made without a fight from the community. Dozens of community members showed up at Thursday Finance Committee meeting to show their support for city workers, especially at the fire and... more »
  • Crowley Police Officers and Firefighters Jobs at Risk

    June 20, 2011 7:07 PM

    Budget cuts threaten the jobs of several city of Crowley employees. Officials must cut more than a million dollars from the cities budget. The suggested cuts will take about half-a-million dollars out of the police and fire department budgets. Crowley Police Chief, K.P. Gibson said, "we have to have... more »
  • Budget Cuts in Crowley

    June 17, 2011 7:36 PM

    Crowley's Mayor, Greg Jones says a budget cut will happen across the board in Crowley. Jones says budget cuts are necessary because the town has had 25 straight months of declining sales tax and the town's revenue is 92 percent below than what he projected last year. The fire and... more »
  • Public testimony about budget cuts

    June 13, 2011 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Pat Cranford of West Monroe pleaded with legislators to help her disabled 32-year-old son stay happy and independent, by providing care she cannot afford. She said her son, Josh, was born three months early, leaving him developmentally disabled. A disability check pays for his food... more »
  • State Trooper Positions Could be Eliminated

    May 23, 2011 7:27 PM

    Louisiana's 1.6 billion dollar deficit is forcing lawmakers to make some tough decisions. One state agency that may lose out is Louisiana State Police. Colonal Mike Edmunson with the state police said, "I can assure you. I don't want to be the first superintendent to have to lay off a... more »
  • Jindal not offering leadership to find ways to stop budget cuts to public colleges

    October 25, 2010 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the Legislature's Democratic caucus says Gov. Bobby Jindal isn't offering leadership to find ways to stop budget cuts to public colleges. Rep. John Bel Edwards says Jindal is also eliminating solutions by opposing all tax increases, delayed tax breaks and most other... more »
  • Jindal orders $107M in cuts to rebalance budget

    October 22, 2010 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said higher education, health care and social services will take the largest cuts Friday when he orders reductions to rebalance the budget and close a $107 million deficit. The executive order, expected later Friday, comes after the Joint Legislative Committee on the... more »
  • DHH Announces Budget Cuts

    October 22, 2010 4:16 PM

    From DHH: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today announced mid-year reductions in department spending of state general funds, and proposed utilization of other means of financing, in order to save $20.8 million in fiscal year 2010-2011. DHH's savings are part of an overall mid-year reduction... more »
  • Higher Education Budget Cuts

    October 18, 2010 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the state Senate's education committee said Monday he supports temporary tax increases or delays in tax breaks to stop budget cuts to public colleges and other educational programs. Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, said he favors a reversal of tax breaks for... more »
  • A Mock Jazz funeral at LSU for Budget cuts

    October 8, 2010 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Wearing black and holding signs such as, "Goodbye LSU hello Louisiana State Community College," several hundred students, faculty and staff led a funeral march for education. Billed as a jazz funeral, Thursday's event came one day after higher education officials learned that colleges' share of... more »
  • Students Rally Today Against Budget Cuts

    October 7, 2010 4:34 PM

    Several dozen UL students and professors gathered in the quad to rally against state budget cuts. Student carried hand made signs, one read, "some cuts don't heal." The group Link for Literacy organized the event. They say, since 2008, higher education has been slashed by 45%, with an additional 35%... more »
  • UL Students to Rally Against More Budget Cuts

    October 6, 2010 6:16 PM

    The threat of more state budget cuts to higher education has moved one group of Louisiana-Lafayette students, tired of rising tuition rates, to rally against cuts this week. Links for Literacy is organizing a rally in the quad Thursday from 11:00am - 4:00pm. They hope to raise awareness of budget... more »
  • ULL Student Group to Protest Planned budget Cuts

    October 5, 2010 9:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The threat of more state budget cuts to higher education has moved one group of Louisiana-Lafayette students, tired of rising tuition rates, to rally against cuts this week. Links for Literacy hopes to raise awareness of budget cuts and the possibility of new ones this winter.... more »
  • Senators Say They Know Little Information on Where Deep Budget Cuts Will Fall

    October 1, 2010 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators say they've gotten too little information from the Jindal administration about where deep budget cuts should fall in the upcoming year. They're also saying the cost savings and consolidations talked about by Jindal administration leaders won't be enough to deal with the $1.6 billion... more »
  • Suit Filed Against DHH For Budget Cuts That Could Send Thousands To Nursing Homes

    September 24, 2010 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, saying that more than 11,000 state residents could be placed in institutions because of cutbacks in home care services. The New Orleans-based Advocacy Center filed the suit Wednesday in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Analysis: Protests Won't Stop College Budget Cuts

    September 6, 2010 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of University of New Orleans students has reminded state lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal just how nasty and angry the next round of budget cuts will be, getting into a tussle with police as part of a protest about the deep reductions... more »
  • Protests Won't Stop College Budget Cuts

    September 3, 2010 9:17 AM

    A group of University of New Orleans students has reminded state lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal just how nasty and angry the next round of budget cuts will be, getting into a tussle with police as part of a protest about the deep reductions on the horizon. But those students... more »
  • State Budget Cuts Threaten Anti-Truancy Program

    April 20, 2010 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State budget cuts threaten an anti-truancy program in Baton Rouge, the district attorney there says. District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Monday that the yearlong effort between his office and the East Baton Rouge Parish school system appears to be working. The campaign has included... more »
  • Legislative Session Begins

    March 29, 2010 7:54 PM

    State lawmakers will be spending lots of time in Baton Rouge over the next few months. Louisiana's Regular Session got underway Monday and with budget cuts happening all over the place, it's now a matter of getting business done with less money. Governor Jindal says the financial troubles present an... more »
  • LSU Faculty Protest Cuts

    January 19, 2010 8:18 PM

    LSU marked it's 150th anniversary Tuesday, but sesquicentennial celebrations may have been overshadowed by a more solemn occasion put on by dozens of faculty and staff. "They organized today's funeral for the University," said chair of the LSU English Department Anna Nardo. Symbolic of a funeral, the silent protest comes... more »
  • Mid-year Budget Cuts Are On The Horizon For UL Lafayette

    January 8, 2010 4:25 PM

    $21.2 Million Mid-Year Cut to Impact Courses and Personnel in the UL System BATON ROUGE - Terminations, decreased class offerings, and reductions in operating budgets for athletics, libraries and student support programs are some of the ways the eight universities in the University of Louisiana System are absorbing a $21.2... more »
  • Budget Cuts At The Department of Natural Resources

    December 23, 2009 4:46 PM

    Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Scott Angelle has announced that the department will be cutting more than $375,000 in previously budgeted spending to support mid-year, across-the-board budget reductions to all agencies. To achieve those savings, Angelle is implementing a hiring freeze on four budgeted positions within the Office... more »
  • LDOE to eliminate 50+ positions over next six months

    October 19, 2009 2:30 PM

    As Louisiana faces a potential budget deficit of $2 billion, leaders at the Louisiana Department o f Education (LDOE) say they are working to identify potential reductions in the agency's budget - not only for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, but as they begin the process of planning for the 2010-2011... more »
  • Louisiana Budget Cuts and Spending

    September 28, 2009 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As a state commission considers ways to cut Louisiana's budget, disturbing tidbits about spending have emerged, such as the fact the state owns one vehicle for every seven full-time employees and built a new environmental lab even though it was far cheaper to outsource the... more »

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