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Tech facing $9.8 million cut

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If the budget bill (HB1) currently moving through the Louisiana Legislature is not amended Louisiana Tech University is slated to lose $9.8 million in state appropriations.

If the cuts take place as presented in HB1, it will bring Louisiana Tech’s total state funding reductions since Fiscal Year 2008-2009 to $30.8 million (49 percent). As the current budget proposal stands, total reductions in state general fund support for all of higher education since FY 2008-09 would reach $585 million.

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