Community, technical college bill sails through Louisiana House

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A bill that would fund dozens of construction projects for community and technical colleges statewide sailed through the House Education Committee without opposition Tuesday, even as critics warned that it could mean financial disaster for the state.

Leaders of Louisiana’s four-year colleges argued that Senate Bill 204 is self-serving legislation that would benefit two-year schools at their expense.

So far, none of those arguments have registered with legislators.

The bill passed through the state Senate last week with overwhelming support and is now headed to the House floor.

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