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$18 Million In Cuts For La. Higher Education, No Plans For Special Session

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MORE CUTS TO HIGHER ED - Louisiana Governor and Democrat John Bel Edwards announced today that he will propose $18 million in cuts to state colleges and universities as part of a package to address the more than $300 million gap in the budget.  This plan reveals the cuts represent 2% of college state financing. Louisiana colleges and universities have had to endure budget cuts for the past several years thanks to the state's budget deficit which grew during former Governor and Republican Bobby Jindal's administration.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.