Bill restricting TOPS is deferred
POSTED: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 3:33pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 4:46pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A house committee deferred a measure that would have limited how much assistance students get from TOPS.
The House Committee on Education deferred House Bill 294.
The bill would require the state to just pay $1,600 per semester per student.
It costs the state more than $150-million a year to put students through school.
One representative behind the bill says the state just can't afford it anymore.