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Jindal's court-win victory lap and addressing silver elephants

Written by  // Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:54 //

silver-elephantsGovernor Bobby Jindal is making news today in Louisiana and throughout the nation, as he now does every day.  For those Jindal watchers, the Louisiana governor, Presidential hopeful is headlining a GOP fundraiser, is taking victory laps for a federal court ruling in his favor over his education reform fight against the Obama administration.

 

Also, in the news is the Democrats legislative attempts to override his Medicaid-expansion stance on Obamacare and his now-opposition to Common Core, while his Superintendent of Education voices its merits. 

Here are some of the news stories, and more..

Eyeing White House, Bobby Jindal steps up political activity

Washington, April 9 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will headline a major Republican fundraising event in the early primary state of South Carolina. Jindal will address the 'Silver Elephant Dinner', the finale of the state Republican Party's annual convention in Columbia, on June 6, CNN reported noting "the state doubles as a must-do stopover for ambitious politicians with an eye on the White House.

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Bill to Expand Riverfront Tourism Advances

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - When it comes to expanding the convention center, if at first you don't succeed, try again. Convention center officials win an early round in their fight to have more authority to build parks, hotels and new roads along the riverfront. A similar bill went down in defeat last year, but the sponsor says some changes have been made. "It's a work in progress," said State Representative Walt Leger (D-N.O.), who went before a house committee, with his

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Jindal to Headline South Carolina GOP Convention

CNN -- Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline the South Carolina Republican Party's Silver Elephant Dinner, a major GOP fundraising event in the early primary state that doubles as a must-do stopover for ambitious politicians with an eye on the White House. Jindal will address the banquet, the finale of the state GOP's annual convention in Columbia, on June 6. He visited the state last summer to kick off Gov.

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Judge orders state to provide information on voucher program schools, students

KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Louisiana education officials to provide federal lawyers with regular reports each year on students and schools involved in the state-funded private school tuition voucher program. The Justice Department has sought to review the state's assignments of voucher students to make sure they don't promote segregation in violation of an order from a 1971 desegregation case. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle's order, released Tuesday, requires that the state provide federal officials

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Lawmakers want voters to decide on Obamacare access

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A group of lawmakers want to put a crucial healthcare decision in the hands of voters. They are proposing a constitutional amendment that if passed would put expanding access to Obamacare up for a vote. More than 200,000 people have fallen into what they're calling the "Jindal Gap" and do not have access to healthcare. Rep. Pat Smith says Louisiana Hospitals which are overwhelmed with uninsured patients can be funded by money sitting in Washington.

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Test withdrawal sparks dispute

A top critic of Common Core and state Superintendent of Education John White disagreed Tuesday on how the state could cut its ties with the group that oversees tests tied to the new academic standards. The critic, state Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, says the withdrawal process is unclear, and may be as simple as Gov. Bobby Jindal signing a withdrawal notice. White said Tuesday it would require the approval of three top state officials. Under scrutiny is the association that is supposed

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Attorneys call for talks in wetlands lawsuit

As legislative efforts to kill a local flood protection authority’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies continue, the attorneys pursuing the case have offered to reduce the amount of money they would get from any defendants who begin negotiations toward a settlement. The offer was announced Tuesday by Jones, Swanson, Huddle & Garrison, the lead law firm in the case filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — East. The offer aims to blunt one of critics’ most frequent attacks

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Louisiana public school funding short $55 million this year

State financing for Louisiana's public schools is short $55 million of what is needed to cover all the state's students this year, Superintendent of Education John

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Senate backs closure of LSU hospital in Pineville

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has supported Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to shutter the LSU public hospital in Pineville and shift its services to two nearby private hospitals. Backing came in a 26-11 vote Tuesday. The legislation by Republican Sen. Gerald Long moves to the House for consideration. Jindal wants to close Huey P. Long Medical Center and move its services to CHRISTUS St.

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Landrieu asks lawmakers to back Medicaid expansion

While she was visiting Baton Rouge, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she was meeting with state lawmakers to encourage them to support the expansion of Louisiana’s Medicaid program. Several bills proposed in the current legislative session would allow as many as 252,000 uninsured Louisiana residents to get free, government-funded health insurance through the Medicaid expansion allowed under President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Legislature rejected an expansion of Louisiana’s Medicaid program last year. The proposal is expected to be considered on

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Can Bobby Jindal's Health Plan Get the Republican Party on Track?

Gage Skidmore / photo on flickrRELATED ARTICLES Poll: In 2014 Midterms 40% Say They’ll Vote Democratic, 36% Say Republican; but 43% Want Neither Party to Control Congress Emily Ekins|4.03.14 Jindal Urges Other GOP Governors To Take The Republican Party's Message From DC Matthew Feeney|10.08.13 Jindal Urges Other GOP Governors To Take The Republican Party's Message From DC10.08.13 MORE ARTICLES BY Peter Suderman

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SLFPA-E Attorneys offer to tear up fee contract on wetlands--in your court

Today the attorneys representing the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East (“SLFPA-E”) formally extended an offer to restructure their fees if the 97 oil and gas companies named in the suit will come to the table and negotiate a fair and equitable settlement in the case to accelerate the important work that needs to be done to restore Louisiana’s Coast.

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Why Bobby Jindal’s Health Plan Is An Epic Fail | The Nation

ShareTweet Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks in St. Louis in 2012.

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Plaquemines, Jefferson flood protection lawsuits under legislative assault

by Tyler Bridges of The Lens A high-profile lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East is not the only lawsuit under assault by the oil and gas industry and its allies in the state Legislature.

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Pinsonat: Legislature lawsuits, Landrieus' Chances, Jindal's Absence, Vitter's lead

It happens every spring.As baseballs fill the pollen-infiltrated air, so do politics and the Louisiana legislature."Who’s on first" might be the call of the spring national pastime nationwide, but in Louisiana, the way to pass the time is not by juicing tobacco, but by chewing over the latest poll stats, hot legislative issue and by talking about the real state sport-- the game of elections and legislative affairs. With a new poll being released last week by business-man Lane Grigsby, Bayoubuzz.com

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LA Gov Bobby Jindal to headline SCGOP dinner

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote address at the South Carolina Republican Party's 47th Annual Silver Elephant Dinner on June 6. The dinner will take place Friday, June 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Jindal will speak around 7:45 p.m. The Silver Elephant Dinner, first held in 1967, is consistently the largest and most prestigious Republican gathering in South Carolina.

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Poll: Landrieu's Frail Lead, Vitter vs. Mitch, McCutcheon vs. FEC

Landrieu leads, but...    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is seeking a fourth six-year term, has a double-digit lead over her main Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. The election is November 4.

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First on CNN: Jindal to headline South Carolina GOP convention

Washington (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline the South Carolina Republican Party’s Silver Elephant Dinner, a major GOP fundraising event in the early primary state that doubles as a must-do stopover for ambitious politicians with an eye on the White House. Jindal will address the banquet, the finale of the state GOP’s annual convention in Columbia, on June 6.

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