Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:47 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: Feb 21, 2013 9:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- The governor's plans for the state budget will be unveiled Friday.
Bobby Jindal said Thursday it would include cuts for about 10,000 state positions, many in the health care sector. But, most jobs would be absorbed through private-public partnerships in health care.
Of the remaining positions, most are vacant.
"Some of those are ... cuts we've already made in this year's budget," Jindal said.
"So for example, we closed a coupe of prisons; we privatized a mental health facility on the North Shore, so those reductions will be included in the 10,000. That's 10,000 from last years budget, so that doesn't mean it's actually 10,000 from today, because some of those reductions have already been made."
Education cuts are expected to be fewer for the next budget, and tuition increases at higher education centers would help ease the pain.