Jindal faces troubles in his home state
by Bill Barrow, Associated Press Writer
February 25, 2013 03:42 PM | 463 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal answers questions during a news conference outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, following a meeting between National Governors Association (NGA) and President Barack Obama. From left are, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla, Jindal, and NGA Vice Chair, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal answers questions during a news conference outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, following a meeting between National Governors Association (NGA) and President Barack Obama. From left are, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla, Jindal, and NGA Vice Chair, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal faces deepening troubles in his home state even as he dishes out advice on how the divided GOP can regroup and looks to position himself as a national party front man.

The new head of the Republican Governors Association has made a series of cuts to health services and colleges, drawing criticism from affected constituents and Republicans who say he's not cut enough.

And while he delighted conservative policy wonks nationally with his signature measures overhauling education and public employee pensions, those laws are tied up in state court as Republican judges claim constitutional concerns.

Recent polls also suggest that Jindal's once-formidable job performance rating has fallen below 50 percent just over a year after he was re-elected without serious opposition.

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Barrow reported from Atlanta.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Gendarme
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February 26, 2013
And thus begins the AP's campaign to impugn a possible republican presidential candidate for 2016....

Now really, why is this in our paper today? We can't blame OBAMA for all this mess, but we'll go ahead with ruining the reputation of a popular Louisiana governor. A republican of color, by the way, and you know how dangerous those guys are to the Democratic machine....must get rid of him fast. Fast. Quickly now, before people hear about him....
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