Jindal to tour all 64 Louisiana parishes

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal says he

plans to visit all 64 Louisiana parishes in the coming months, as part

of a statewide

tour.

The Republican governor's first stop was Monday in Alexandria.

At a local community college there, Jindal

signed a bill that authorizes $252 million in new construction funding

for 29 projects

in the community and technical college system, outside of the

traditional budget process that other colleges must follow.

Jindal's statewide tour comes after repeated criticism that the governor, considered a possible 2016 presidential candidate,

has spent too much time away from Louisiana, campaigning in other states.

The governor's office said during his statewide tour, Jindal will tout economic development projects, education initiatives,

transportation projects and bills passed in the recently-ended legislative session.