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The Louisiana House Education Committee met on Tuesday to discuss a piece of legislation meant to merge Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana State University-Shreveport, and after a 14-4 vote in favor of the merger, the bill is now headed for debate in the House.

The bill, known as House Bill 964, needs two-thirds support from both the House and Senate for final approval. With opposition expected from LSU System supporters, whether or not it receives that final approval is still up in the air.

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