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Glimmer of hope for higher ed

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Progress has been made in the push to save the Louisiana higher education system from suffering devastating budget cuts heading into the new fiscal year.

But there’s still plenty of work to be done before the end of the legislative session occurs a little more than a month from now.

On Thursday the Louisiana House of Representatives said they would raise over $664 million in extra revenue.

That’s good news, but it still falls significantly short of the $937 million House leadership says is needed to cover basic costs in next year’s state budget.

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