There's not enough money for the state to continue paying stipends to nationally certified educators. Not enough money to give public education's Minimum Foundation Program the 2.75% growth factor it needs.
But there's enough money to increase salaries in Gov. Bobby Jindal's Division of Administration by nearly $7 million over what former gov. Kathleen Blanco was paying, writes Gannett reporter Stephen Largent in this article.
Largent says that under Gov. Blanco, the Division of Administration had 108 employees making $80,000 or more, for a total of $10,816,484. Under Jindal, that has risen to 177 employees making at least $80,000, at a total of $17,667,456.