For the first time in months, LSU System President F. King Alexander was able to relax a bit over the weekend.
“I spent it with our daughter, at her soccer tournament Saturday and Sunday.”
Last Thursday, Louisiana’s full House passed some revenue raising bills, alleviating some of Alexander’s worry that no solution to the $1.6 billion budget deficit – and the crippling cuts looming over higher education – would be found. Today, the House Appropriations Committee is expected to add that additional funding into the budget bill, with the bulk going toward higher education.
Alexander says the situation appears brighter than before, but, “We’ve got a long ways to go. We’re not there yet.”