ST. LOUIS - The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River. The corps expects to cut the flow from a South Dakota dam by about 40 percent starting... more »
BATON ROUGE - No school districts have filed requests for relief under Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to let districts get waivers from what they consider burdensome restrictions. Jindal called the measure the "Red Tape Reduction Act." It was signed into law in June. At the time, supporters said the change... more »
Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order to more than two dozen state agencies today, demanding a reduction in their budgets to deal with a shortfall of nearly $107 million in the last fiscal year.
More than $36 million of that falls on higher education and more than $20... more »
LSU has submitted its plan to meet a $2.2 million mid-year budget reduction after a $108 million deficit in last year’s state budget. Officials said the University will accommodate the reduction with tuition and fee revenue coming from a higher-than-expected enrollment this fall. “Had there been no reduction in state... more »
The East Feliciana Parish School Board has approved scaled-down budgets and a reduction in employees because of consolidated schools. Last week a judge approved combining the Clinton and Jackson high school student bodies in Jackson and the two middle schools' students in Clinton. About 63 positions will be eliminated and... more »