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jindal-speechLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made a splash of headlines a few weeks ago by proposing his alternative to Obamacare. Many of his ideas are the part of the same list he’s been shopping around for years, some of it pieced together from a litany of Republican proposals. He’s being blistered by a number of state and national columnists for not putting forth anything new or original.

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obamacare-wgsoToday, Sen. Ben Nevers's (D-Bogalusa) SB 96 bill is up for debate in the Louisiana Senate's health committee. Gov. Jindal has rejected the federally funded Medicaid expansion, stating that it would "improperly add people to a poorly-operated government program." SB 96, if it goes through, would allow the people of Louisiana to vote for or against the Medicaid expansion. This topic also came up during the WGSO Radio Show with Jeff Crouere and Stephen Sabludowsky:

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BATON ROUGE, La.(AP) - Lawmakers are considering whether to provide some protection to Louisiana's public colleges from budget cuts when they raise tuition on students.

In recent years, as the schools have increased tuition and fees, Gov. Bobby Jindal and theLegislature have stripped similar amounts of state general fund money - and more - for the colleges.

Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, is proposing a constitutional amendment to ban the replacing of state funds with college tuition and fee hikes in the state budget.

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Health reformSince the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, more than 8 million Americans have enrolled.

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Jindal-Meet-the-pressThe Bureau of Labor Statistics Regional and State Employment Summary has just been released.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his appearance on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, another possible Republican presidential hopeful, Ted Cruz, spoke at Liberty. The Texan is a tea party favorite.

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3) Do you believe that any candidate is unfit for office if they have acted inappropriately with someone of the opposite sex at any time in their life?

I wish I could report the governor's response here, but sadly, there was no reply.

However, Jindal did respond to a reporter's question on the issue last Sunday and said, "I know there are folks, there are Democrats and others trying to link the two issues," Jindal told WWL.com.

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

Louisiana capitolIt 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 has turned to Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research for his insights with politics, polls and legislative homers and strike-outs.

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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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