No ‘fundamental change’ for Louisiana’s TOPS program as latest overhaul bid trounced in House

The latest bid to revamp the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students was shot down Thursday in the Louisiana House, all but ending chances for any major overhaul this year.

The measure, House Bill 399, would change the rules when TOPS is not fully funded.

It would ensure 100 percent funding for the top students, and those who meet family income requirements.

However, some other TOPS recipients would see their assistance trimmed to 28 percent of the normal amount…


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