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cash-floatShould any of the projected $6.7B dollars that Louisiana anticipates be used for the general funds now that the BP oil spill settlement has been agreed upon, subject to court approval? 

The Louisiana State budget under Governor Bobby Jindal that went into effect on July 1 was $1.6B in the hole until the legislature raised over $700B in taxes on businesses.  Future projections for state budgets are between one and two billion dollars per year. 

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caldwellAccording to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, the BP litigation has been settled for more than $6.8B for Louisiana and a total $18.732B amount, but still needs court approval. 

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religionRepublican Presidential candidate and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has condemned the Louisiana ACLU for riling a lawsuit challenging his executive order on religious liberty.

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jindal-religious-freedomSo people of the same sex who wish to marry each other may have to wait a bit to obtain marriage licenses in Louisiana. Politics may explain the delay, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the right thing to do.

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flemingJindal jumps in
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, ignoring all the naysayers, took the plunge last week and became a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.
    We won’t go into a lot of detail about his decision.  Suffice it to say that the crowd at his announcement lacked political star power.  Only about four state legislators showed up

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flemingJindal jumps in
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, ignoring all the naysayers, took the plunge last week and became a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.
    We won’t go into a lot of detail about his decision.  Suffice it to say that the crowd at his announcement lacked political star power.  Only about four state legislators showed up

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VITTER--CHICKENLouisiana political news of the day:
Jon Bel Edwards launches #PutLouisianaFirst tour; Scott Angelle to be featured at Open forum; Jindal’s campaign introductory video; Vitter does Jindal and not chickening out; Jon Stewart; Tweetbuzz

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jindal-chuck-toddLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, now candidate for President of the United States, has become a frequent guest on talk TV.  On Sunday, he was featured on Meet The Press, the weekend after he officially announced his candidacy and days after perhaps two of the most explosive Supreme Court decisions were decided—a ruling favorable to Obamacare and another legalizing Same Sex Marriage across the nation. 

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jindal-waveIs Louisiana dragging its feet now that the US Supreme Court has issued its ruling in same sex marriage?

The State of Louisiana has issued a statement today concerning the US Supreme Court decision, however, the representative representing the Equality Louisiana, a gay-advocacy group is somewhat puzzled.  Here is the statement from the DHH, the Department of Health and Hospitals under Governor Bobby Jindal:  

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