Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (5-12-14)

low popahirum louisiana“From the earliest days of his presidency, Barack Obama has shown a particular animus against Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, and has repeatedly held Louisiana citizens hostage to that animus. The latest outrage came via a May 2 letter from the national Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) disapproving Jindal’s brilliant semi-privatization of state hospitals that, in less than a year, already has resulted in better patient services across the board – thus putting at risk hundreds of millions of dollars in ordinary federal reimbursement for indigent care.” – Quin Hillyer/National Review

“The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has called a last-minute meeting for Monday to consider amending its proposed $3.6 billion funding formula for public schools. The Senate Education Committee rejected the plan May 1 due to a provision that could automatically increase the elementary/secondary budget down the road.” – NOLA.com

The weekend was bloody in New Orleans. Police say that from Friday through Sunday, at least 12 people were shot. One of the victims was a pregnant woman who was shot in Algiers late Sunday. According to the police, around 10:50 p.m., the woman was shot in the neck, chest and back in the 11000 block of Patterson Road. She was taken to the hospital.” – WWL-TV

“Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is in the reelection race of her life, but two early polls in the past month disagree sharply on how much danger she’s in. A closer look reveals why.” – Washington Post

Gov. Bobby Jindal covered everything from his Catholic conversion as a teenager to high-profile battles over birth control and same-sex marriage in a commencement speech he gave Saturday (May 10) at Liberty University, the conservative Christian college founded by the late televangelist Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg, Virginia.” – NOLA.com

“An execution that went horribly wrong in Oklahoma will keep condemned killer Christopher Sepulvado alive through the football season in Louisiana. It even could have larger implications as state officials struggle to fix a broken death penalty process.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Louisiana’s first lady Supriya Jindal and Korie Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’ rappelled down a 24-story building in Baton Rouge on Friday — all in the name of adoption.” – Washington Times

LSU ‘won’ the NFL draft with a national high of nine draftees, led by receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the 12th pick overall, according to The Wall Street Journal.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

Now is the perfect time for those not registered to vote to do so. The Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office has a weeklong of events planned in an effort to get residents registered.” – WAFB

“Lawmakers want more study about creating a statewide elevator and escalator inspection system for Louisiana.” – Shreveport Times

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