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

low popahirum louisiana“To save her Senate seat in Louisiana, Mary Landrieu may secretly be rooting for Republicans to retake the upper chamber.” – National Journal

Not a single Louisiana House member voted for an amendment Wednesday that would have allowed veterans to discuss using medical marijuana with physicians at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and medical centers. All five Louisiana Republicans — Reps. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge; John Fleming, R-Minden, Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette and Vance McAllister, R-Swartz — voted no. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, the delegation’s only Democrat, missed the vote.” – NOLA.com

A look at preparations by Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:” – Alexandria Town Talk

Seventeen state lawmakers Friday asked Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto rule changes passed by the state education board as a way to jettison Louisiana’s use of standardized tests tied to the Common Core education standards.” – Education Week

A Baton Rouge senator has revised his bill that would revamp the way Louisiana legislators award Tulane University scholarships.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is formally launching his second term. Landrieu is set to take the oath of office Monday at the newly restored Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.” – Fox8Live

The heap of failed bills is growing larger as the Legislature’s session reaches its final month.” – NOLA.com

“When Gordon Dove was elected to the state Legislature in 2003, he knew the people of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes were in need of better hurricane protection.” – Tri-Parish Times

“Shreveport police confirmed the identity of the man who died shortly after being involved in a fight with officers Saturday night, and say an investigation has been launched into his death.” – KSLA-TV

“Louisiana Democrats and Republicans have divided over the importance of intent when it comes to pay discrimination based on gender.” – KATC-TV

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