The Louisiana House’s budget committee wants to cap salaries for the state’s education superintendent and college leaders, arguing Monday the compensation has grown too fast and is out of line with other states in the region, Businessweek reports. The Appropriations Committee backed a series of amendments to next year’s budget proposed by Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Jeanerette, to put limits on those salaries. In some cases, it could reduce pay packages by hundreds of thousands of dollars…

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