Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

SB 204: Community College funds moving through channels

capitolWith 24 amendments tacked on to it, Sen. Robert Adley's bill 204 has passed from the Finance Committee back to the Senate floor where it was approved and awaits a third reading.

Adley's bill is the second phase of funding for the community and technical college system in Louisiana.

"This is a big, big bill," Adley said. "I'll have to bring it back to the Senate floor, and then it will head to the House (of Representatives). I think we can get it out of there, but it's a big bill that's important to a lot of people."

SB 204 proposes more than $200 million to go to technical/community college construction statewide.

Four facilities, along with program costs were in the list of amendments.

They include Delgado Community College in Jefferson Parish – $10 million, Northshore Technical Community College in Livingston Parish – $5.1 million, South Central Louisiana Technical

College in St. John Parish – $3.7 million and South Central Louisiana Technical College in St. Mary Parish – $3.3 million.

Already in the bill is $2.5 million to complete the vision for Northwest Louisiana Technical College in Minden.

In 2007, the Legislature passed Act 391 which allowed NWLTC to begin building a new campus.






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