We missed the first few seconds, but nothing particularly notable was said – he started off with a quick rundown of efforts being taken to help with the flooding in the southwestern part of the state today.
Education and pension reform took center stage. The scuttlebutt at the Capitol says that Jindal is in position to get his education reform package passed largely intact – but he won’t do it without a hue and cry. The teachers’ unions are rumored to be staging a statewide sick-out in protest of the reforms for Wednesday, which is also a day they’re supposedly planning to come to the Capitol.
Pensions are another matter altogether. State employee pensions are a tremendously complicated issue, and it’s going to be tremendously difficult to enact reform – though Jindal will certainly get something.
Anyway, the speech…