The Legislature sends a 38 billion dollar spending plan to Governor Edwards’ desk featuring tens of millions of dollars in new funding for K-12 and higher education. Among those expenditures are an 800 dollar teacher pay raise and an about a 2.5 percent pay raise for higher ed faculty. Senate President Page Cortez says they may be reoccurring costs, but it’s a priority that’s worth it.
The budget also fully funds TOPS.
After 15 seasons and one national championship at LSU, Paul Mainieri has announced he’s retiring as a college baseball coach. The Tigers had a rough year and are on the NCAA tournament bubble but Tiger Rag Editor Ron Higgins says Mainieri’s announcement might give the selection committee another reason to put the Tigers in a regional.
Cameron Parish authorities say it was a tip from a local woman that helped them identify a human skull found off a highway in 2018. Brooke Thorington explains.
If you’re traveling for Memorial Day weekend DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett says expect roadwork on I-10 next to the Texas border and near the Atchafalaya Basin and I-12 in St. Tammany Parish. Mallet says there will be no lane closers but be aware of speed limit changes and lane shifts…