- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Although funding for construction of $250 million in structures won’t be available for almost 18 months, The Louisiana Community and Technical College System is taking preliminary steps to be ready when the money can be used.

The Legislature in 2013 approved an act, which supplies money to build new campuses in Alexandria, Ruston and Jennings and a total of 29 structures across much of the state. Those structures include a $17 million allied health and science building at South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette.

Joe May, president of the LCTCS system, says it will take about a year to determine locations and facilities.

The Advertiser reports (https://bit.ly/1bC0Rh3 ) the state is paying 80 percent of the cost of the facilities and local industries and businesses are to contribute 20 percent.

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