State-Run Museums To Be Affected By Mid-Year Budget Cuts
Folks who patronize state-run museums throughout Louisiana will definitely notice changes to how they operate thanks to a $61 million mid-year budget shortfall that will affect the Secretary of State's Office by as much as $930,000.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler, who joined "Nathan & Bernie in the Morning," said "all the easy cuts" have already made, and new cuts to balance the budget will be noticeable.
At least 24 people will be laid off, Schedler said, which means smaller staffs at museums like the Old State Capitol. That museum will be open only three days from five days as a result of the cuts, while some others will only be open for one day a week.
Schedler said his office is exploring ways to give back some control of these museums to local communities so that state government doesn't have to shoulder all of the financial responsibility.