Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (1-31-14)

“A big theft problem in the East Baton Rouge Public Works Department is costing tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars.” – WAFB

“Michael Bagneris, Danatus King and Mitch Landrieu in the final mayoral debate of the 2014 election season.” – WWL-TV

“The unlimited and barely scrutinized personal expense account, gloriously memorialized in shows like “Mad Men,” is largely a relic in corporate America. But it lives on in Louisiana politics, where running for office spawns campaign accounts that numerous officials are using to pay for meals and drinks, golf rounds and club dues, gifts to unnamed recipients and other perks, records show.” – NOLA.com

“Recently, Bobby Jindal announced that he added $10 Million in his FY15 budget to provide, among other things, assistance for the developmentally disabled so that they can remain at home rather than having to go to nursing homes.” – Forgotston

“Of the many things we can honestly say about Governor Bobby Jindal, one is that he is the undisputed master of political spin.  Quite literally, the governor has taught us that what he says is actually only an invitation to locate and understand what he did not.” – Forward-Now

“Now, in the wake of Vitter’s announcement last week that he plans to seek Jindal’s job next year, pundits and politicians anticipate that we’ll see more of the same. Vitter, the early speculation goes, will latch on to two or three major issues during the 2014 legislative session that begins March 10. Those issues are likely to be budgetary — and, just as surely, a thumb in Jindal’s eye, given the long-simmering tension between the state’s top two Republicans.” – The Lens

“A company set up by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation was the high bidder for the State Office Building, pledging $10.25 million for the property.” – Shreveport Times

“Hundreds of thousands of homeowners in coastal and flood-prone areas would win protection from sharply higher federal flood insurance premiums under legislation muscled through the Senate on Thursday after angry constituents inundated Capitol Hill with complaints.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

A lawsuit filed this week in connection with a scandal-plagued program that handled drunken-driving cases in the 15th Judicial District could raise questions about the legitimacy of pleas alleged to have been obtained in exchange for payments to Robert Williamson, a Lafayette private investigator.” – Lafayette Advertiser

“Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration says the state’s response to the blast of winter weather and icy conditions across much of Louisiana has cost state government about $5.2 million.” – WRNO

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