Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (6-16-14)

“Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, is in a three-way race for the No. 3 leadership position for majority House Republicans. His opponents for majority whip post are Reps. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. Scalise, who chairs the Republican Study Committee, the GOP’s large conservative caucus, and Stuzman are competing for conservative votes.” – NOLA.com

“When the Obama administration announced its new plan to cut carbon dioxide from power plants to combat climate change, Louisiana found itself on the hook for a 40 percent reduction over the next 15 years or so — one of the bigger decreases demanded in the state-by-state goals.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Jindal spent much of his time criticizing President Barack Obama. He accused Obama of presiding over ‘the most liberal, most ideologically extreme administration we’ve seen in our lifetimes.'” – NOLA.com

“Dramatic primaries in other states have grabbed national attention lately, but the spotlight may soon swing back to Louisiana, where a marathon Senate race is becoming increasingly heated.” – USA Today

“Like Santa filling his sack with toys on Christmas Eve, legislators crammed plenty of goodies into the state construction budget before leaving the State Capitol this year.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s official Twitter feed, @SheriffGusman, is in an active online feud with frequent critic @Editilla over the mental health conditions at New Orleans’ notorious prison complex.” – NOLA.com

“More than three dozen business, education, and civic groups have asked the governor to keep the new academic standards. Council for a Better Louisiana president Barry Erwin reminds the governor that most members of BESE and the Legislature support Common Core.” – WWL-AM

Furor over flood insurance reform has temporarily subsided, but local officials continue to negotiate with FEMA to map the future of development in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.” – Houma Courier

“When it comes to Louisianans with a chance to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jefferson Republican Steve Scalise can only hope that the third time is the charm. With U.S. Majority Leader Eric Cantor losing his primary on Tuesday, Scalise is now openly campaigning for majority whip, just two spots below the speaker in the House pecking order.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be the site of several events in the coming weeks, with groups scheduled and Essence Fest on the calendar. And soon, people will notice big changes around the building.” – Fox 8 Live

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