Capital Outlay funding hits snag
Downs said the bill included provisions to provide full funding for higher education.
“We have a formula for funding higher education, but as a rule, for at least the last 30 years, most schools have only received about 80 percent of the current formula,” Downs said. “Louisiana Tech was one of those schools.”
Downs said the University of Louisiana-Monroe and Grambling State University had been receiving full funding.
“That was necessary to save those schools,” Downs said.