Bill to streamline higher ed governance fails

Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, looks dejected as his bill to merge existing higher education governing boards failed Wednesday in the House Education Committee. Photo by Quint Forgey.

By Quint Forgey

BATON ROUGE — A measure aimed at streamlining the governance of Louisiana’s higher education by merging its four management boards and the overarching Board of Regents into one new governing body — the Louisiana Postsecondary Education Board of Trustees — was effectively killed by one vote in the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

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