Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (6-25-14)

“A JMC Analytics poll that was conducted on behalf of the Paul Dietzel campaign and released to LaPolitics over the weekend shows 43 percent of the voters in the 6th Congressional District are undecided despite a crowded field of candidates.” – LAPolitics.com

“The 2015 spending bill approved by Landrieu’s subcommittee includes $318 million for six Fast Response Cutters (FRCs), which are built at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport. Landrieu said the funding would keep 3,000 people working at the shipyard.” – NOLA.com

“The simmering debate over Common Core reignited Tuesday, with three members of Louisiana’s top school board asking for a special meeting of the panel to come up with new tests after Gov. Bobby Jindal scrapped the first ones.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether Louisiana must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.” – WWL-TV

“The New Orleans City Council heard debates Tuesday (6-24) on a change to the city’s transportation regulations that could open the door to limousine companies working with app services like Uber. After nearly three and half hours, the Council moved to defer the discussion to next month.” – NOLA Defender

“Baton Rouge taxi and limo drivers say an attempt by the Metro Council to allow ridesharing companies into the market will create public safety concerns and an uneven playing field for transportation services.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“An ex-Angola prison guard is facing 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine after pleading guilty to charges related an inmate beating.” – WAFB

“This manufacturing ‘boom,’ as Business Report and others have called it, would severely test the state’s workforce, infrastructure and planning capacity. It’s a positive problem to have, perhaps, but a problem nonetheless, one that affects literally everyone who lives and works in the Capital Region.” – Baton Rouge Business Report

“A Louisiana Family Forum representative told a Baton Rouge lunch crowd Tuesday (June 24) that nearly every bill the group lobbied for or against during the recent Louisiana legislative session resulted in a ‘win’ for the organization.” – NOLA.com

Louisiana’s universities were instructed Monday to continue training teachers to the Common Core education standards even though Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to derail the standards in public school classrooms.” – Lake Charles American Press

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