[StBernard] Jindal Weekly Update

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Tue May 28 08:55:30 EDT 2013

Jindal Weekly Update

Governor Jindal had a successful week with the announcement of yet another
major economic development win for Louisiana, along with the release of new
education statistics showing improvement among students. The Governor also
penned a column where he argues that the latest scandals in Washington, D.C.
are examples of why liberalism and big government don't work. Governor
Jindal echoed a similar message in his well-received address to the Virginia
Republican Convention last weekend where he said IRS officials involved in
the trampling of First Amendment rights deserve prison time.

Here Is A Quick Recap Of The News About The Governor's Week:

Read Governor Jindal's Column
16&digest=oPspBDkGb0Llgl0D8typLQ&sysid=1> About How The Latest Scandals In
Washington With President Obama Are A Product Of Big Government Run Amok.
The latest problems with the IRS witch hunt, the seizure of phone records
from The Associated Press, the conflicting Benghazi stories and disastrous
attempts to enforce Obamacare may all seem unrelated, but they are not. Each
of these events is the direct byproduct of two central philosophies of the
Obama administration -- the massive expansion of the size and power of the
federal government and a lack of trust in the American people. . . . The
Obama presidency, and liberalism in general, are based on not trusting the
American people -- a belief that big government is better for people. The
latest scandals show why liberalism and big government don't work.

Last Weekend, Governor Jindal Addressed
16&digest=6%2b8V1RvW1bjYa8WQ%2fwpACQ&sysid=1> The Virginia Republican
Convention Where He Spoke About How IRS Officials Responsible For Targeting
Conservative Groups Deserve Prison Time. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will
use a Saturday speech to Virginia Republicans to suggest the IRS officials
who targeted conservative political organizations for scrutiny be sent to
prison. "You cannot take the freedom of law-abiding Americans, whether you
disagree with them or not, and keep your own freedom," Jindal, a Republican,
will tell delegates at the Virginia GOP convention, according to remarks
shared with POLITICO. "When you do that, you go to jail." . . . The
Louisianan will tie the IRS scandal with questions over the Benghazi
tragedy, the seizure of the Associated Press's phone records and the
implementation of the Affordable Care Act to make a case for why such
matters stem from liberalism. "When you grow government this big, these
kinds of scandals are inevitable, and he bears the responsibility for that,"
Jindal will say of Obama.

Governor Jindal Was Proud To Announce
16&digest=MV%2bWMboBmHxDGmM45RbnDQ&sysid=1> Yet Another Economic
Development Win, With An Oilfield Service Company Choosing Louisiana Over
Other States As The Site For New Headquarters And Plant Construction, Which
Will Create Over 400 New Jobs. An oilfield service company that had
considered an out-of-state move plans a new $10 million headquarters in Gray
and a $20 million manufacturing and fabrication plant at a Louisiana port.
Danos & Curole Marine Contractors LLC is considering at least two ports in
the state for the manufacturing site, President and CEO Hank Danos told a
news conference Tuesday in Thibodaux. He and Gov. Bobby Jindal said the
expansion will create 426 new jobs over the next five years - 326 at the new
headquarters and the rest at the manufacturing site.

New Education Statistics Released
16&digest=833yAlHmAPBmAxiSmEah%2bQ&sysid=1> Show Louisiana Schools
Improving In The Percentage Of Students Performing At Grade Level. A state
Education Department analysis of the latest standardized test results for
public school students in grades three through eight shows the state
continues to make incremental overall improvement . The number of students
performing at grade level in math, science, English and social studies on
the spring tests nudged up to 69 percent from 68 percent in 2012. It marks a
9 percent improvement . . . The numbers showed that New Orleans schools
taken over by the state from the long-troubled local district after
Hurricane Katrina making the most improvement among all districts in the

The Louisiana House Of Representatives Along With A Senate Committee Voted
16&digest=VO9nBBQE4oCxCUe1U99JNg&sysid=1> Multiple Attempts This Week To
Expand Obamacare In Louisiana, Hopefully Shelving The Issue For Good. The
Louisiana House overwhelmingly refused Tuesday to provide
government-subsidized health insurance to thousands of people with the
Medicaid dollars available under the federal Affordable Care Act, in a vote
that appears to shelve the issue for the legislative session.

Recent Rankings
16&digest=VoMM0uWKUT7cwsnM2cYZdQ&sysid=1> Show Lafayette, Louisiana As
First In The Country In Terms Of Economic Strength And Year-To-Year Growth
Indicators. Lafayette ranked first in the country in terms of economic and
workforce measures, according to Area Development Magazine, a site selection
and facility planning publication. The magazine ranked 380 metro areas in 21
economic and workforce indicators in 2010-2011 and 2007-2012. The top scores
went to metro areas based on their economic strengths, year-over-year
growth; growth of young, educated workers; and how they bounced back to
their pre-recession economic levels, according to Geraldine Gambale, Area
Development editor. Lafayette received the No. 1 ratings for economic
strength and year-over-year growth indicators.

Recent Employment Data
16&digest=mM8JQptaeRzHFf9sEK37mw&sysid=1> Shows Major Louisiana Cities
Continued To Show Job Creation Growth In The Month Of April. The number of
nonfarm jobs in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and the state continued
to increase in April.Louisiana gained 19,500 jobs over the 12-month period
that started in April 2012. The 1 percent increase put the statewide jobs
total at just over 1.95 million, according to estimates from the U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics. In March, the state added 27,700 jobs, for 1.4 percent
growth since March 2012.

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