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.
First Lady Michelle Obama is not content nagging Americans about their food choices. She has now decided to lecture us about our word usage. Along with pop star Beyonce and actress Jennifer Garner among others, the First Lady is urging Americans to ban the word “bossy.” She believes that use of the word somehow inhibits young girls from becoming leaders.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal threw a hissy fit in front of the White House earlier this month. He joined other governors in having a non-partisan luncheon with the president, then walked out on the lawn and began blasting away at what he perceived to be the Obama ineptitude. Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy called Jindal a “cheap shot artist,” and even Jindal’s fellow republican colleagues rolled their eyes in dismay.
Get Governor Bobby Jindal in front of a TV camera and simply move away--which is probably one of the "take aways" CNBC's Jim Cramer discovered earlier this week as the fast-talking money was no match for the Louisiana governor's ability to move words and ideas onto a viewing public.
jindal-differenceBATON ROUGE – On Monday, Governor Bobby Jindal delivered his address at the opening of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session. He presented his legislative priorities and highlighted individuals in the audience who have started new careers in Louisiana as a result of the state’s economic growth.
NOTE: Below was the Governor’s remarks as prepared for delivery.