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We've collected a stories about the 2015 Louisiana Legislative Session. What new bill is coming up for a vote? How are lawmakers doing in protecting higher education and health care from cuts? What other initiatives are in the works for Louisiana? Find them here.

Regents Call On Lawmakers To Back SAVE Fund

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Public university leaders are pushing the state legislature to approve a higher education tax credit that is having trouble getting support in the Louisiana House.  

The legislation, which has been called the SAVE fund, is facing some push back from House members.  They say it is complicated and only offered so Governor Jindal doesn't break his Americans For Tax Reform "no new taxes" pledge.  

Board of Regents Chairman Roy O. Martin says he understands the concern.  "We understand there are some technical issues, but we're committed to making this a good piece of legislation," he said.

The House has approved eleven measures to raise revenue to prevent cuts to higher ed, but for Jindal to sign them, there needs to be a tax cut, which is the basis for the SAVE fund.

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