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The Republican Party, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, is losing a little steam, at least according to a New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

The groups questioned about 950 registered voters in Louisiana.

The results showed 54 percent of those who responded said they disapprove of the way Jindal is managing state affairs and 40 approved of his administration.

Those same pollsters also looked at the Louisiana Senate race.

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Published in Baton Rouge News
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Gov. Bobby Jindal was hand-delivered a petition on Wednesday with the names of thousands of people who want the Common Core education reform to remain in place.

A group of parents, educators and students took the battle straight to the governor's door. They piled up the stack of a 6,000 signature petition, all to illustrate taking a stand to try to keep Common Core, the federal standardized education curriculum in Louisiana.

Published in Baton Rouge News
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A senate panel wants to get to the bottom of how much it will cost to abandon the controversial education initiative known as Common Core.

State School Superintendent John White made it quite clear that if Common Core was abandoned now, it could cost the state at least $3 million.

Common Core is a federal standardized school curriculum that is in place in nearly two dozen states. Those in favor of Common Core say it measures student performance at a higher level and children learn more.

Published in Baton Rouge News

Liberty University officials announced today that LouisianJindal-smileTVa Governor Bobby Jindal will speak at the school’s 41st Commencement Saturday, May 10, and author Eric Metaxas will speak at the Baccalaureate service Friday, May 9.

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tarbabyCongressman Vance McAllister remains in the news as the second full week of his “Kissing  Congressman” scandal continues.

If there was ever a question whether the push by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere has persuaded the Congressman to quit,  recent events indicate that he will continue to remain in Congress, with business as usual.

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Alfred E. JindalNext year, as the magnolias come to bloom, Bobby Jindal will take his last lap of the Louisiana Legislature. Yes, the term-limited, part-time Governor will be busily boxing up the mansion in 2015.But while the luggage tags and boarding passes might be swept into the garbage can,the Governor’s budget mess will stick with taxpayers for years to come.

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Political analyst Jim Engster addressed the difference of opinion recently made public between Gov. Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent of Education John White. Jindal has gone on record opposing the implementation of Common Core testing in Louisiana releasing a statement Monday.

"We share the concerns of these legislators and also of parents across Louisiana. We're hopeful that legislation will move through the process this session that will address the concerns of parents or delay implementation until these concerns can be addressed.

Published in Baton Rouge News

The Congressman Vance McAllister controversy might have legs of a different-sort, if claims made in a recent article bear true.

legsBy now, most political watchers have heard about the rise and fall of Congressman Mcallister, recently elected and demoted, at least in the minds and hearts of the Louisiana Republican Party leadership.

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Tuesday morning, Bayoubuzz publisher, Stephen Sabludowsky, substituted for Jeff Crouere on his WGSO daily radio talk show, who has been on a pinsonathoneymoon with his new wife Simone.

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landrieu-allianceby Tyler Bridges of The Lens

(First published on the Lens)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is facing a big budget squeeze.

Courts have ruled that the city of New Orleans must pay millions of dollars to shore up the firefighters pension fund, upgrade the parish prison’s abominable conditions and reform the police force.

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