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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the media on Thursday night and suggested that the ongoing budget crisis involving TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) could put college football in jeopardy across the state of Louisiana. Per TheAdvertiser.com
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“The LSU main campus in Baton Rouge will run out of money after April 30,” he said. “There is no money left for payroll after those dates. The Southern University system and the University of Louisiana system are in the same boat. Without legislators approving new revenue this special session, some campuses will be forced to declare financial bankruptcy, which would include massive layoffs and the cancellation of classes. If you are student attending one of those universities, it means that you will receive a grade of incomplete.”

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I'm still shocked as to how this guy was even voted into office. Louisiana has some dumbass voters.
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Under the previous administration JBE voted for most of the budget proposals and was on the fricken budget conference committee. He is an accessory to this mess.
Reply63 months
The fear never ceases. GIVE US YOUR MONEY OR YOUR BELOVED shite WILL DISAPPEAR!!
Reply63 months
Oh yes, the onlt thing that can be cut is higher education and programs such as TOPS which benefit middle class TAXPAYERS. Let's not mention that welfare or daycare for kids of crack whores or other "essential programs" should be cut off.
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Typical democrat. "We need more money."
Reply63 months
It's all a scare tactic. The piece of dung will truly live up to Edwards name.
Reply63 months
"I want to get my hands on your wallet so bad- I'll single-handedly outlaw college football!"

Go fornicate yourself, Gov'nah.
Reply63 months
who the frick let Gomer Pyle into the governor's mansion????
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There is a long list of things that could be cut in the LA budget that doesn't include education. But, when the legislature agrees on nothing there are only two things left for the executive to trim. Education and Hospitals. We don't need all of the ridiculous construction these Universities undertake. Cheap student loans and easy access to college money have driven up the cost of tuition and the Universities have taken advantage of Federal programs to pay for it. QUIT SPENDING MONEY. We don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.
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Blame the retard republican voters who jettisoned decent candidates in favor of useless vitter.
Reply63 months
That's what happens when you elect a Dem. Gov. The sky is falling is a technique used by Obama.
Reply63 months
Does he have something wrong with him? He looks kinda strange
Reply63 months
This guy is an absolute joke
Reply63 months
What happens when the athletic department stops giving millions back to university?
Reply63 months
This man should be tried in the highest of courts for his bull shite scare tactics and lying to the masses.
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But guys, it's ok, he graduated from West Point remember?
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Or...he can shutter all the worthless colleges and universities and do minimal cuts at LSU.
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"Didn't know the extent of the indebtedness until I got into office....." What a typical politician lie. Promises to not raise taxes then when you get into office you come up with the same old excuse to go back on your word that every other good for nothing politician does. He was in the state legislature all of those years and he didn't know what budget problems the state was facing? What was he doing all of that time?? The West Point honor code......"I will not lie, cheat, or tolerate others who do." Problem is that we've got and always had way too many folks on the state government teat here in Louisiana. We've got twice the amount of public universities and colleges as Florida while we've only got 1/5 of the people. We need to close down half of the universities/colleges around the state. Check out the graduation rates of some of these colleges like Southern, etc. IT'S LESS THAN 10%!!!
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B.S While the Governor makes this threat any legislature who votes to kill college football will be out of a job the next election and never ever being electable in LA again. LSU doesn't get tax money for sports.
Reply63 months
But But, Hookers!
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