Louisiana taxpayers: Shape education to enhance skills

Article By: Leigh Guidry | March 10, 2014 | Originally Posted on thetowntalk.com

Although education is essential to the business community, not all stakeholders agree with how some legislators are attempting to fund it.

Jim Clinton, president and CEO of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, said the education of an area sets an “absolute limit” on what its economy can achieve.

“It’s impossible for a local or regional economy to perform at a higher level than its workforce can perform,” he said.

But Clinton does not favor a bill that calls for a 10 percent reduction in state service contracts, although he sees a need to fund and encourage higher education.

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