Our Turn: Jindal Education Budget

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal attracted the attention of the national media last week when he told reporters that Louisiana's higher education budget is now slightly higher than it was when he took office seven years ago. For some reporters, his claim did not ring true. The Washington Post in fact, declared his statement to be misleading, and then granted him their three Pinocchio award for significant factual errors and/or obvious contradictions. At the same time, the administrators at LSU are not looking back at the budget cuts of the past. They're worried about what's getting ready to happen. To that end, the university administration has launched a website, the LSU Budget Hub, to keep track of the financial cuts that are now being proposed. The site claims that number is currently $383 million. We all know that this will be a tough budget cycle for the state. We urge our politicians to make some good decisions and, most importantly, to be straight with us. That's "Our Turn." Now, it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to