Louisiana Higher Education Finances Stabilized For The First Time In A Decade
"Republicans, Democrats, and independents voted to put our fiscal cliff in the rearview mirror," said Gov. John Bel Edwards during a press conference Sunday evening June 24.
Lawmakers also voted on a state spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The approved budget plan funds hospitals, public universities, the TOPS college scholarship, nursing homes, medical residents' salaries, mental health services, substance abuse services, sheriffs and the Louisiana National Guard, which had all been on the chopping block earlier this year.
Since 2015, the Republican-controlled Legislature has struggled to find a long-term tax solution to shore up state spending.