Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (6-23-14)

“Louisiana Republicans were united behind Rep. Steve Scalise’s ultimately successful run for House Majority Whip, with one exception. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, backed Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., one of two challengers for the whip post — the No. 3 leadership post for House Republicans.” – NOLA.com

“The fact that I got a seat at the leadership table means that our voices are going to be heard even louder when we’re pushing for those things that are important to people in southeast Louisiana that I represent.” – WWL-TV

“I can sense right now a rebellion brewing amongst these United States,” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Saturday night, ”where people are ready for a hostile takeover of Washington, D.C., to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.” – The Blaze

“A United Nations agency has named Poverty Point State Historic Site in West Carroll Parish as a World Heritage site.” – NOLA.com

“With public schools opening in less than two months, what tests students will take and whether they will be linked to Common Core is anyone’s guess.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva is among the candidates that will be targeted by Penn State in their search for a new athletic director, ESPN104.5 Baton Rouge radio host Matt Moscona reported on Thursday.” – 247 Sports

“LSU football coach Les Miles continues to recruit as well as anyone, but he continues to lose as many players as anyone early to the NFL. Will this vicious cycle catch up to him in the 2014 season? Or will his new players just get better faster because they have to?” – WWL-TV

In their evaluations of Superintendent Pat Cooper, Lafayette Parish School Board members criticized him for the district’s budget woes, supporting charter schools in the parish and for what they consider circumvention of board policy. Cooper’s overall evaluation dipped from 4.067 last year to 3.54 this year, out of a possible 8.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Shreveport residents and business leaders can share ideas on how to make downtown lively and walkable during community planning sessions this week at Goverment Plaza and at Shreve Memorial Library.” – Shreveport Times

“The Louisiana crawfish season only has a couple more weeks to go.” – KEEL

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