Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (6-2-14)

“Pending a signature from Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana welfare recipients will be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at liquor stores, lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received final passage from the Louisiana Legislature Monday (June 2).” – NOLA.com

“‘I’m getting the ball, and I can promise you we’re going to win that game,’ LSU freshman right-hander Alden Cartwright said Sunday night.” – WWL-TV

Louisiana lawmakers are heading into the final hours of their three-month regular session, with financial bills awaiting final compromise.” – WBRZ

“Terminally-ill patients in Louisiana, with permission from their doctors, will be able to use experimental drugs or treatments that haven’t been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.” – NOLA.com

“The Louisiana House gave final legislative approval to legislation taking salary setting for higher education out of legislative hands. The House voted 71-26 for a conference committee report eliminating salary approval by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Potential presidential hopeful Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) asserted Thursday night that he is ‘against the Common Core,’ and that he doesn’t want Louisiana to participate in the nationalized standards. If what he says is true, then Louisiana parents want to know why Jindal decided not to veto the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) rule for the implementation of PARCC, the multistate assessment based on the Common Core standards, on Friday.” – Breitbart

“A batch of big-budget films is set to be shot in Louisiana over the summer as the state’s investment in a tax credit program draws cost-conscious producers.” – Fox 8 Live

“The state Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Conservation is doing an inadequate job of regulating and inspecting the state’s oil and gas wells, and is not properly overseeing a growing number of ‘orphaned’ wells abandoned by private operators, according to a report released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera.” – NOLA.com

“Gov. Bobby Jindal has reappointed four people to the LSU Board of Supervisors this week. The board, which oversees the LSU system, is made up of 15 gubernatorial appointees, subject to state Senate confirmation. Two are appointed from each district every six years and one appointed at large.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Gov. Bobby Jindal is getting ready to sign a bill aimed at killing a south Louisiana levee board’s lawsuit against the oil industry over coastal wetlands damage.” – KSLA

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