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Question?

How far would $15,056,295.71 go towards helping our struggling universities?

That's how much has not gone to our universities since 1997 under legislation that requires that 33% of the 1.5% fees assessed for monies realized through off track betting be dedicated to the Louisiana Board of Regents and to our state universities. 

What a contrast that could be against the devastating cuts that have been endured by our universities year after year after year. 

These are times for true leadership where all of the decisions are hard.  Capturing funds dedicated to our universities but not paid should be one of the easier decisions we should be making right now.