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Legislators continue to toss around ideas aimed at restoring funding to the state’s universities and technical and community colleges, but there seems to be a lack of a unified effort to fill the $219 million hole in higher education funding proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget.

The newest idea comes courtesy of Sen. Lydia Jackson, a Shreveport Democrat, who has suggested postponing by three years a planned tax break that would have allowed more deductions on personal income tax forms next year. Jackson said her idea would reduce by

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