Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (4-10-14)

“Before conservative policy wonks can win any policy victories, they’ll need to overhaul the Republican Party. For an idea of what that might look like and the challenges any transformation will entail, they should look to one of the party’s wonkiest politicians, Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal.” – Reason

“Rep. Jeff Arnold of New Orleans continued his annual war on traffic cameras Tuesday, keeping one of his bills alive and losing one in committee.” – Lake Charles American Press

“Republicans are beginning to nudge GOP Rep. Vance McAllister out of Congress.” – POLITICO

“Former 5th District U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Ruston, who resigned abruptly last summer to take a job in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s cabinet, said he won’t rule out a run for his old job next fall.” – Monroe News-Star

“The chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party has been calling Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) since Tuesday night to ask for his resignation, but has yet received no response.” – The Hill

“The demand for industrial properties will continue to stay strong in the Baton Rouge market during 2014, a speaker at the annual Trends in Real Estate Seminar said Thursday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Applause broke out Wednesday in a House committee following a close vote in favor of repealing an anti-sodomy law on the state’s books.” – WWL-TV

Louisiana would join an interstate compact aimed at giving states authority over health care policy under a bill that advanced out of a House committee Wednesday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“When the Loyola Avenue streetcar opened for business just days before the city hosted Super Bowl XLVII, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu assured a crowd that it was not a ‘line to nowhere.’” – WWL-TV

“LSU President F. King Alexander will post a video giving a state of the University address within the next two weeks.” – LSU Reveille

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