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Common Core informational meeting March 2 in Cambridge

Saturday, 28 February 2015 03:20
A Common Core informational meeting will be March 2 in Cambridge There will be a Common Core informational meeting on Monday, March 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Crossroads Library conference room. Speakers will include Stacey Hamsher and Jenny Lang, two homeschool teachers, and Rob Coburn, president of the Garaway Board of Education. Coburn testified to the state last year about his concerns, as a parent, about Common Core being a "one-size fits…
Jindal excoriates Hill Republicans in Club speech
Friday, 27 February 2015 13:28
AP Photo By James Hohmann 2/28/15 7:31 PM EST PALM BEACH, Fla.— Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday diagnosed Hill Republicans with “Post-Election Stress Syndrome” for failing to block the president’s executive action on immigration or pass an alternative to Obamacare. “P-E-S-S,” he spelled out during an afternoon appearance at the Club for Growth’s annual donor meeting here.
Jindal: GOP Leaders in Congress Fear Repealing Health Law
Friday, 27 February 2015 13:08
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders "fearful" of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. Jindal, a second-term Republican governor weighing a 2016 presidential candidacy, said the GOP had failed to act on their signature issue in the 2014 midterm elections. Republicans overtook Democrats in the Senate and broadened their majority in the House.
Bobby Jindal finishes 12th in conservative presidential straw poll
Friday, 27 February 2015 11:19
OXON HILL, Md. -- It was not a good showing for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in a straw poll that measured support for potential Republican presidential candidates among 3,000 attendees at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Jindal, who says he'll decide in the next few months whether to run for president, finished 12th with 0.9 percent of the ballots. First in the survey was Sen.
Jindal blasts congressional Republicans for ‘post-election stress syndrome’
Friday, 27 February 2015 10:25
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (Joe Skipper/AP) PALM BEACH, Fla. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) challenged his party's leaders in Congress to get over what he dismissively diagnosed as "post-election stress syndrome" and immediately pass an alternative to the health-care law and make other progress on conservative priorities. In an address here Saturday to the Club for Growth, an advocacy group that long has been an antagonist to establishment Republican leaders, Jindal said he had…
Bobby Jindal sees American 'melting point' turning into 'salad bowl'
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:30
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Insisting that he was tired of hyphenated Americans, Louisiana's Indian-American Republican Governor Bobby Jindal has accused the "politically correct crowd" of trying to turn the American "melting pot" into a "salad bowl". Jindal, who unlike other Indian-American politicians declines to embrace his ethnicity, dilated Friday on the need for new immigrants to adopt American culture and learn to speak English.
Bobby Jindal's state budget proposal: special interest groups react
Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:46
Gov. Bobby Jindal's initial proposal for ways to close a projected $1.6 billion state budget gap raised red flags, as well as garnered praise, from different special interest groups around the state, depending on what it is they promote. Here's a round-up of the reactions from some of Louisiana's lobbying and public policy groups: LABI Louisiana Association of Business and Industry President Stephen Waguespack said the biggest threat to the private sector included in Jindal's…
What the 2015 Elections Can Tell Us
Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:16
By Rhodes CookChicago Mayor Rahm Manuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia, who are to face off in a run-off in April after neither won a majority of votes in the Feb. 24 primary election.Associated Press At first glance, 2015 looks like a quiet “bridge” year, connecting the midterm elections of 2014 with the presidential election of 2016. Yet 2015 should actually be far more vibrant than that.
Louisiana governor's budget: Avoid tax hikes, but limit cuts
Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:34
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal offers a $24.6 billion state budget proposal, the potential presidential hopeful is seeking to protect his longstanding refusal to raise taxes while avoiding deep slashes to health care and colleges that might damage a national campaign. The Republican governor's administration on Friday showed lawmakers his proposal to close a $1.6 billion shortfall for the budget year that begins July 1.
Does Louisiana really need a lieutenant governor?: Robert Mann
Thursday, 26 February 2015 01:04
Rarely in the history of Louisiana politics have so many spent so much to acquire so little power. I'm talking about this year's lieutenant governor's race, which has drawn several big names willing to spend big money to capture an office that has little authority and even less influence. Former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who lost a bitter race to incumbent Jay Dardenne in 2011, is running again.

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