Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (3-10-14)

“Lawmakers will be considering around 1,500 bills.  One of the most common topics will deal with Common Core.  It is a series of grade-by-grade standards for English, language arts, and math and it details what students should know by the end of each grade level.” – KSLA

“The Louisiana Legislature will consider adopting restrictions on abortion providers similar to those that shut down several facilities in Texas and threaten to shutter Mississippi’s one remaining abortion clinic.” – NOLA.com

Monday at Noon marks the start of the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session, and as lawmakers start to make their way to Baton Rouge, there’s a wide range of issues waiting on them, from abortion, to education, to gun control. There are more than 1,500 bills on the table, and some of those issues are very controversial.” – WWL-TV

“Lawmakers frustrated with the policies of Gov. Bobby Jindal and his allies have turned to the Louisiana Constitution, finding it the only path to bypass the power of a governor and his veto pen.” – NOLA.com

“After months of rallies, skirmishing and bickering, the volatile issue of the Common Core academic standards is set for a showdown in the Louisiana Legislature.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Mayor de Blasio continues to dismiss questions about charter schools by saying they represent only 5% of New York’s student population. Which makes a contrast with New Orleans illuminating.” – NY Post

Gov. Bobby Jindal managed to get only 2 percent of the vote in the 2016 presidential straw poll Saturday (March 8) at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference in National Harbor, Md.” – NOLA.com

“Walter Williams, the New Orleans-born creator of Saturday Night Live’s ‘Mr. Bill’ and a tireless advocate for restoring coastal Louisiana, has created another Mr. Bill episode — this one focusing on the effort to stop lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal from killing the levee board lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies.” – New Orleans Gambit

“There’s a great deal connecting Louisiana’s city halls to the halls of the Capitol building, but politics and upcoming elections will make the glue stickier than usual this year. There are lawmakers who are preparing campaigns for mayor and mayors who need to improve relations with lawmakers, plus a few from both categories who have altogether different agendas.” – LAPolitics.com

“The Justice Department on Friday, in response to Jindal’s comment, sent him a copy of Rep. John Lewis’s (D-Ga.) book, in which the civil rights leader describes Malone Jones’s trials that day.” – Washington Post

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