Bobby Jindal's Louisiana budget fix relies on fleeting funding sources

Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:41
Government property sales, tax settlements, uninsured motorists fines and excess lottery funds are just some of the things Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has relied on to close Louisiana's $180 million midyear budget shortfall this year. It's all money that might not be available to spend again next year. More than $130 million of the cash the governor is using to plug this state's current funding gap comes from what is often called one-time money.
Bobby Jindal headed back to Iowa next month
Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:21
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Bobby Jindal administration announces Louisiana midyear budget cuts
Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:01
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration announced its plan to close the current budget cycle's $180 million budget shortfall. The governor can make $151 million of the changes unilaterally, but needs a Louisiana Legislature budget committee to approve the remaining $32 million in proposed spending cuts. The group, called the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, will discuss approving those reductions next month.
Jeb Bush Stands Firm on Common Core
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 23:00
If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush runs for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, he needs to find a way to get right with the hard-right element of the GOP that hates the Common Core curriculum, an education reform program Bush has strongly supported and which dozens of states have adopted. In an appearance in Washington Thursday, he indicated that his strategy is to stick to his guns and defend the basic elements of the…
Bobby Jindal returns to Iowa for the fourth time, newspaper reports
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:50
Gov. Bobby Jindal will return to Iowa on Dec. 16 to attend the Polk County GOP Holiday Victory Party, according to The Des Moines Register. It will be the Republican governor's fourth trip to Iowa this year and third in the past three months. Iowa is one of the first states to hold presidential nominating contests and is particularly important to people, like Jindal, thinking of running in the 2016 national race.
2016 watch: Bobby Jindal is Iowa-bound again
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:54
Bobby Jindal speaks during the Restore America Intelligent Talk with Mitch McConnell at Triple Crown Pavilion. October 29, 2014.(Photo: Matt Herp) 1 CONNECT 6 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Louisiana's Bobby Jindal is Iowa-bound again. Jindal, who is finishing his second term as governor, will headline the Polk County GOP Holiday Victory Party in Des Moines on Dec.
Dismissal sought of Jindal's anti-Common Core suit
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 09:27
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge peppered attorneys with questions Thursday about Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit accusing U.S. education officials of manipulating $4.3 billion in federal grant money and policy waivers to illegally pressure states to adopt Common Core standards and testing. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick said she expects to decide next month on a request by President Barack Obama's administration to throw the case out.
Jeb Bush Stands Firm On Common Core But Softens Tone
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 06:24
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Jeb Bush Again Defends Common Core
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 06:23
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush offered a staunch defense of the Common Core education standards that are controversial within the Republican Party. He defended his unpopular position that puts him at odds with many in his party, especially among grassroots conservatives. During his keynote address at his education foundation’s annual conference in Washington, DC Thursday, Bush acknowledged the rift within his party on the issue.
No decision on Bobby Jindal's Common Core lawsuit against Barack Obama
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 06:04
A federal judge has put off making a ruling on Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit against President Barack Obama over the Common Core academic standards until after Dec. 12. Judge Shelly Dick requested Jindal and the U.S. Department of Education's legal teams provide additional information to the Middle District Court of Louisiana before she determines whether the governor is even able to bring the case against the Obama administration.
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