U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced recently that the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration will award two grants to Louisiana Tech University.
The first, a $112,850 award, will go to the University Center Economic Development program to fund the third and final year of the program. The second, a $500,000 award, will support the economic development partnership between Tech and the Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers completed their special session on taxes Thursday after raising $263 million more for the state's operating budget, lessening — but not completely closing — gaps in health and education programs.
The House and Senate fell far short of the revenue goal set by Gov. John Bel Edwards to raise $600 million more for the $26 billion budget that starts July 1. But on top of taxes boosted earlier this year, they had raised about $1.5 billion to shrink holes in the spending plan.