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Rep. Leger blasts Jindal's NY Times oped in light of LSU exigencies

Thursday, 23 April 2015 16:04

legerRep. Walter “Walt” J. Leger III of New Orleans, who represents District 91 in the state legislature and serves as speaker pro tempore in the Louisiana House of Representatives, has publicly expressed the dismay many in our state feel regarding proposed discrimination legislation. Today Rep. Leger released the following statement in response to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s vocal support for such a bill:

Jindal tired of hyphenated Italian, Cajun, African, Irish, Spanish Louisiana and Americans
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:55

Jindal-collageby Jim Brown

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is mad.  Really mad!  He’s had his fill of all these hyphenated-Americans ballyhooing and expressing pride in their ethnic heritage.  Jindal joined a group of 18 presidential wannabes in New Hampshire over the weekend trying to impress Republican diehards.  And he didn’t hold back on his distain for those who treasure their heritage. 

Louisiana legislators should not get sidetracked over LSU President scare tactics
Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:56

fKingalexanderEven as the announcement serves as a scare tactic, the possibility that the Louisiana State University System and perhaps others higher education systems or institutions in the state could declare partial or entire financial exigency could pave the way to helpful changes – or simply make the problem worse.

Tweets: Louisiana gubernatorial candidates debate, Jindal defends
Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:49

vitter-memoOn twitter today, the Louisiana gubernatorial election meet the US presidential election.

JIndal's privatization schemes, the solution to Louisiana higher ed crises?
Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:47 Written by

for-saleby Tom Aswell, PUblisher of Louisiana Voice

Bobby Jindal has promised to find money to address the funding crisis facing Louisiana’s public colleges and universities but besides the obvious dire financial straits in which the state currently finds itself, two important obstacles must be overcome by our absentee governor: the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Grover Norquist.

PAR slams Jindal lack of transparency, says needs open government champion
Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:12

PARPAR, the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a government watchdog organizarantion, has issued a policy paper criticizing the Jindal for its lack of transparency in public records and has urged that the next governor of Louisiana assert policies and practices for greater transparency.

LSU bankruptcy draft: Shipwreck or hysteria?
Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:47

shipsinkAccording to Robert Mann, who posted below in his blog today "Unless Gov. Bobby Jindal and legislators come up with a budget solution very soon, you can cancel just about every ongoing faculty search at LSU and watch as the exodus of faculty accelerates".

It's Jindal's time and things go better with Koch
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:39 Written by

kochsIt's time for action.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal might want to either double down on leaving Louisiana in better shape that it currently finds itself or somehow, he might want work the Jindal-spin to make himself more of a presidential contender than he really is--if the latest news out of Kochville USA means anything.

Gays making political strides with Jindal's Religious Freedom bill
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:14 Written by

school-gayLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Republican state Rep. Mike Johnson of Bossier are feeling the heat over the religious freedom bill introduced in the current session of the Legislature by the freshman representative.

Louisiana, Surprise! We're holding an election this Saturday
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 13:39 Written by

surprisePlease keep this quiet; a secret election is set for Saturday May 2 in 28 Louisiana parishes. Politicians set the election on a day in which turnout will be minimal. In New Orleans, a tripling of the library millage is on the ballot during the second weekend of the Jazz Fest, at a time guaranteed to produce a very low turnout. Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler predicted a turnout in “the teens” on May 2. Of course, this is pitiful and goes against our beliefs in encouraging robust voter participation. It seems the last thing Louisiana politicians want is a strong voter turnout.

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