Lawmakers upset over proposal to slash TOPS scholarship program by 80 percent

Jay Dardenne, Gov. John Bel Edwards' commissioner of administration (left) and State Budget Director Barry Dusse answer questions about Edwards' budget proposal yesterday. - PHOTO BY ASHLEY WOLF
PHOTO BY ASHLEY WOLF
Jay Dardenne, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ commissioner of administration (left) and State Budget Director Barry Dusse answer questions about Edwards’ budget proposal yesterday.

By Ashley Wolf and Tryfon Boukouvidis

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposal to slash the TOPS college scholarship program by 80 percent to staunch an upcoming budget shortfall has raised concerns among both Republican and Democratic legislators and the nearly 49,000 students who rely on it.

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