Protecting Jindal high priority

BATON ROUGE — Some unusual and confusing legislation is surfacing here in order to protect the no new tax pledge Gov. Bobby Jindal signed with Americans for Tax Reform. Political cartoonists have had a field day depicting the control that Grover

House backs compromise as Jindal gets on board

BATON ROUGE — The House voted 99-1 on Wednesday for a Common Core compromise bill sponsored by Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Moss Bluff.

Supporters and opponents of the public school curriculum rallied around House Bill 373 earlier this session. The measure moves to the Senate.

Louisiana Senate begins budget work

Two Senate committees and the full Senate will be meeting today, Memorial Day, to begin work on the state’s $24.3 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

House members won’t return until Tuesday when four committees will be meeting. Two major highway and bridge funding bills highlight this week’s action in the full House.

Independence is mostly illusion

Wow! The state House of Representatives actually told Gov. Bobby Jindal he is going to have to pay the security costs for his out-of-state travels from his own office funds.