Governor Jindal announces state budget proposal

POSTED: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 4:38pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 12:00am

Governor Bobby Jindal says there will be no more cuts to higher education. The state faces a $1 billion short fall. The proposed $24.2 billion budget focuses on protecting economic growth, certain parts of healthcare, and education.

Jindal plans to give colleges and universities more time to increase their graduation rates. Right now, Louisiana has the second worst graduation rate in the south. 60%of college students aren't graduating in six years from four-year institutions.

Jindal also wants to proect Medicaid services and make changes to improve the healthcare system in state.

These are all proposals by the governor. The real work starts March 29th when state lawmakers head back to the capital.