In local news:

Louisiana’s community and technical colleges are realigning eight campuses in response to declining state support for the two-year higher education institutions, according to a report from the Advocate. The system has faced budget cuts over eight years totaling $82 million. In the face of declining enrollment as tuition and fees have increased, the LCTCS board recently approved shuffling campuses on July 1st to colleges with stronger finances in a move that is expected to lower administrative costs and allow for more efficient instruction. This move comes as Louisiana faces a shortage of skilled workers.

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