With $313M Budget Deficit Looming, Louisiana Agencies, Colleges Braced for Cuts

by Melinda Deslasse, Associated Press

Veronica Mosgrove, spokeswoman for the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, said the agency was told this week to prepare for a cut of up to $2.5 million in its $74 million budget. She said that's equivalent to a 10 percent reduction to its state general fund financing.