Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (4-21-14)

low popahirum louisiana“Louisiana’s editorial boards and other opinion leaders all seem to agree that Gov. Bobby Jindal is wrong to reject the Medicaid expansion offered by Obamacare. But Jindal is right. Obamacare’s Medicaid offerings glitter like fool’s gold.” – Quin Hillyer/Baton Rouge Advocate

“LSU does not have the team it had last year. It will not win 57 games. It lacks a Katz and may not have anyone hit 10 home runs. But the Tigers may well have a team this season more suited for TD Ameritrade.” – WWL-TV

“But one of the key components in the nation’s ‘natural foods’ movement is missing in Louisiana: the sale of raw milk for human consumption. Louisiana legislators will debate this week whether this state should remain among the 10 in the country that ban the sale of unpasteurized milk.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“To be seen as the champion of coastal parishes would not be a bad springboard for a statewide campaign. Whenever Jefferson Parish President John Young enters the Capitol, the talk renews about his running for lieutenant governor in 2015.” – LAPolitics.com

The Lafayette Parish School Board meets Wednesday to consider taking a formal and unified stand against proposed legislation that singles out the board.” – KPEL

Easter Sunday marked four years since the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster pumped 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.” – Alexandria Town Talk

“The ongoing battle over the fate of Common Core is driving another split between Gov. Bobby Jindal and his key allies in education — this time over his claim that he has the power to unilaterally scrap student testing at the heart of the new standards.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“One way to get anglers and commercial fisherman to use devices to save sea turtles, dolphins and off-limit fish is to have them help design and test those devices, scientists told turtle scientists and conservationists — members of the International Sea Turtle Society.” – Lake Charles American Press

“Southeast Louisiana’s economy, long dependent on the oil and gas, shipping and tourism industries, has a new major player, according to a report released Sunday morning by The Data Center: water management.” – NOLA.com

BP came out swinging at the National Wildlife Federation for its report on Gulf species allegedly damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and has taken strong issue with an environmental tour last week that the group sponsored in Barataria Bay.” – Tri-Parish Times

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