The minutes are ticking downward for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Legislature as the new legislative session begins with what promises to be perhaps the most contentious in decades.
Now that the Louisiana legislative gavel is ready, today, for its annual podium-pound rite-of-political spring, it’s time to consider Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s all-so popular complaint over the past few years.
On Tuesday night, House Speaker Chuck Kleckley received a phone call from Paul Rainwater, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s chief of staff. Rainwater and Kleckley both hail from the Lake Charles area and have known each other for nearly 20 years. Rainwater wanted to know why the following day’s Ways and Means Committee hearing on the governor’s sweeping tax plan had been cancelled.