budget cuts http://wrkf.org en State Ag Budget Under Strain http://wrkf.org/post/state-ag-budget-under-strain <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The House Appropriations Committee began hearings on the budget proposals for each of the state’s departments Monday. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain is asking for a bit more money this next year, and Representative Henry Burns (R-Haughton) quizzed him about the reasons.</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 23899 at http://wrkf.org State Ag Budget Under Strain Budget Cuts Take Toll on Higher Ed http://wrkf.org/post/budget-cuts-take-toll-higher-ed <p>After five years of steep budget cuts, some members of LSUnited, the faculty union, are hoping the legislature’s budget negotiations will raise enough revenue to prevent further cuts.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.15;">Lawmakers are looking at plans to cut tax exemptions and get rid of one-time funds, which might provide more stability to the state’s universities.</span></p><p>Michael Russo, a librarian and an instructor, said LSU’s finances are dismal.</p><p>"A half billion here, a half billion there," Russo said, "I don’t know what else they can cut."</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 9930 at http://wrkf.org Winning Coach of the Tigers Gets Raise http://wrkf.org/post/winning-coach-tigers-gets-raise <div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LSU's governing board has approved a $549,000 annual pay raise for football coach Les Miles.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The change has bumped Miles' salary to $4.3 million a year and extended his contract through the 2019 season</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:55:06 +0000 Kelly Connelly 5621 at http://wrkf.org Winning Coach of the Tigers Gets Raise