Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (1-22-14)

The ‘game’ is an attempt to knock a stranger unconscious and walk away, some with the intent of posting a video of it online. Well, it happened right here at this Baton Rouge bus transfer station Friday. Someone punched the victim near his temple, and that’s when he fell. ‘He was unresponsive.’ He walked away with a concussion and cuts, and while a sign at the site says the station had 24 hour surveillance, this mother says otherwise. ‘I wanted answers. I want to see that they’re making it safer for our kids. it’s not just about my child. it’s about everyone’s child. You think that when you send your child to school that they can focus on school.'” – NBC33, Baton Rouge

“Senator David Vitter is now vying to become Governor Vitter. The two-term Louisiana Republican announced he would run for governor of the state in 2015 in an e-mail to supporters.” – National Review

Gov. Bobby Jindal brought back no announced commitments from business leaders he met during his week in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.” – NOLA.com

I think his chances are excellent. He’s a solid conservative. He has not ignored the state. He doesn’t just come down every 6 years. He does interviews on KPEL every week. He does town halls. He’s done several recently in Lafayette. I think John Kennedy and Vitter would make a great team to clean up the finances in this state.” – KPEL

“State lawmakers don’t convene their legislative session until March, but the unveiling of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget proposal this week sets the stage for the financial debates that inevitably form the session’s central arguments.” – Washington Times

“The Capital Area Transit System will be shorted about half a million dollars this year, as a result of this year’s crop of property owners who requested their taxes be withheld from the bus system until pending litigation against the tax is settled.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The conversation included questions regarding health, regulation and incarceration statistics tied to marijuana use and possession in Louisiana today. Statistics from states that have already legalized the drug for recreational and-or medical reasons were also considered. But some stood firm that Louisiana’s current strong stance against marijuana, across the board, should stay put.” – WWL-TV

“Tuesday in Baton Rouge Governor Bobby Jindal announced a higher education funding increase of over 140 million dollars for the next fiscal year.” – KNOE-TV

“U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s announcing his candidacy for governor wasn’t much of a surprise, but it was a game changer.” – Shreveport Times

“As recently as seven weeks ago, Mitch Landrieu appeared to be coasting to a second term as mayor of New Orleans. Now, less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 primary, former New Orleans Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris has taken the race to Landrieu, challenging him on nearly every front. Neither candidate is taking anything for granted.” – Clancy DuBos/New Orleans Gambit

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