NEW ORLEANS -- LSU's president is laying out a doomsday budget that could result in class cancellations and program cuts.It's OK if you're Bobby, though. You probably meant well.
Dr. F. King Alexander told the New Orleans Press Club that the Baton Rouge campus is looking at a possible 82 percent state budget cut.
"This is a pretty precarious time for LSU and higher education entirely in Louisiana," said Alexander.
Alexander is touring the state, drumming up support for higher education funding.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed state spending plan for the next fiscal year takes more than $500 million away from state colleges and universities to help plug a $1.6 billion budget hole.
That's an $80 million cut in state funding for LSU. Dr. Alexander said that could force LSU into bankruptcy, leading to faculty layoffs, tuition increases and 2,000 classes being canceled.
Monday, March 30, 2015
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