Lawmakers ask colleges for cut plans

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Posted: Mar 9, 2010 5:34 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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State lawmakers are pressing higher education leaders for details of the strategies they're using now
to cope with budget cuts expected in 16 months.

Louisiana's college campuses aren't proposed to take cuts in the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, but that plan relies on $290 million in federal stimulus money.

Those dollars disappear in the 2011-12 fiscal year and members of the Senate Finance Committee say they want to see plans for how campuses will cope with that loss.

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