Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (3-7-14)

Gov. Bobby Jindal said aligning Louisiana’s educational systems to state workforce needs will be his main priority for the legislative session that begins Monday.” – Lafayette Independent

“Public high school students who aren’t college-bound will soon need to obtain job skills certifications before they can receive a diploma, under plans that received support Thursday from the state education board.” – Shreveport Times

“Fan favorite Lance Moore tweeted his good-bye to New Orleans Friday morning.” – WWL-TV

“The request for censure marks the commission’s fourth formal charge in 12 years against Judge Janice Clark, of the 19th Judicial District, but is only the first to be made public, court records show.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Instead of repaying more than $26,000 in over-the-limit contributions for her 2011 election campaign, a state senator has filed a bill to raise those limits for herself and other Louisiana politicians.” – NOLA.com

Louisiana led the nation last year in feature-film production, according to a 108-film survey by a Los Angeles nonprofit think tank studying the impact of California’s loss of such projects.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“In his second week as president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Monty Sullivan said his main goal in the upcoming year will be to meet the needs of workforce development in the state.” – Lake Charles American Press

“‘Without water, we’re Arkansas.‘ That was Ret. U.S. Army General Russell L. Honore’s message when he visited 2une In Friday to discuss the GreenARMY Event: Louisiana Water Festival. He and other volunteers with the GreenARMY are inviting everyone to join them at the Louisiana State Capital Saturday.” – WBRZ

“The Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced Friday morning that it supports restructuring the East Baton Rouge Parish school system to create more school and community level control and will work to develop legislation to do that.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Dardenne said a cease-and-desist notice has been issued to those behind the MoveOn group’s billboard, which plays on the state’s ‘Pick Your Passion’ tourism message.” – Monroe News-Star

Small business owners in Louisiana overwhelmingly oppose efforts to raise the state’s minimum wage, according to a study from the National Federation of Independent Business.” – KPEL

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