LT. GOV. LANDRIEU URGES BOND COMMSSION TO APPROVE HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION FUNDING -- 02/21/2008
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2008
LT. GOV. LANDRIEU URGES BOND COMMSSION TO APPROVE HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION FUNDING
Pushes Measure to Provide Greater Transparency with Bond Commission Proceedings
BATON ROUGE, LA - Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu and the State Bond Commission approved funding for healthcare, education, and housing needs across the state. Lt. Gov. Landrieu, as a member of the commission, signed off on a number of projects, funding infrastructure improvements, economic development, and recovery efforts.
"These projects are moving Louisiana in the right direction," said Lt. Governor Landrieu. "We must make responsible investments in housing, healthcare and education if we want progress."
Landrieu also proposed a measure which would require the Bond Commission to report reasons for denying applications for items to be reviewed at commission meetings. His proposal, designed to increase transparency in the applicant review process, was adopted by the commission.
Landrieu added, "We must continue to support transparency and accountability in all areas of our government."
Approved project funding includes:
For more information, please visit www.treasury.state.la.us/divisions/bondcommission/bondcommission_index.htm