It is now history, especially for the man who has almost written the Louisiana political history book over the past 40 years.
With the Senatorial elections less than eight months away, the Louisiana Democrats and Republicans have both thrown away the kid gloves - if they ever wore them. Not surprisingly, both parties are looking for issues that appeal to large groups of voters, and they have found it in healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, which for now appears to be the only game in town.
As well as any bills can do, HB 588 and HB 696 will increase the chances of the myriad of higher education governing boards in Louisiana having informed and accomplished members serve as opposed to political hacks with minds set more on making sure certain interests get “theirs” than with higher education.
The controversy over that 55,000-acre hunting lodge that straddles three central Louisiana parishes has taken a new and curious twist as the result of a $1.7 million highway resurfacing project that conveniently runs right past the entrance to the lodge that is owned by a major contributor to Gov. Bobby Jindal and to unsuccessful congressional candidate State Sen. Neil Riser.
Why be surprised?
So, yesterday, it was reported that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to launch “Stand up to Washington” before heading on to New Hampshire for even more campaigning of a sort.