Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said at his Monday news conference that he would not oppose legislative efforts to use some $50 million of the state’s budget stabilization fund to further reduce cuts to higher education in the fiscal 2010 budget.

The governor has proposed $209 million in cuts to higher education in next year’s budget, but the House softened the cuts with $50 million from a tax amnesty program, $30 million in higher tuition, and $23 million in other revenues. The restorations were included in the House-approved $27.9 billion budget bill.

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