This week, Governor Jindal praised the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case as rejecting the Obama administration’s assault of religious liberty and affirming that families have a right to conduct their businesses according to their faith.
Here Is A Quick Recap Of The News About The Governor’s Week:
Governor Jindal Praised The Supreme Court’s Ruling In The Hobby Lobby Case Saying It Affirmed The Rights Of Families To Conduct Their Business According To Their Faith. Governor Jindal: “With today’s Hobby Lobby decision rejecting the arguments of President Obama’s administration and affirming the rights of families to conduct their business according to their faith, the Supreme Court formally recognized what the overwhelming majority of Americans already know to be true: that religious liberty is a good thing. … What this decision affirms is that the American belief in freedom of religion still protects the rights of all Americans to live in accordance with their religion, and that these deeply held religious beliefs are more important than the whims and demands of government.”
The Governor Said In This Case The Obama Administration Went Too Far In Its Assault On Religious Liberty, But Warned Believers To Continue To Stand Up For What’s Right. Governor Jindal: “The Court has made clear today that the Obama administration’s assault on religious freedom in this case went too far – but this assault will not stop, in our courts, in our schools, and in the halls of power. It will take believers who are willing to risk their fortunes and public ridicule and the modern slings and arrows to stand up for what’s right.”
Governor Jindal Correctly Predicted On Twitter That President Obama Would Seek An Executive Order To Get Around The Supreme Court Ruling. In a news conference today, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated that while the President will work with Congress to “make sure that any women affected by this decision will still have the same coverage of vital health services as everyone else,” he will also consider possible opportunities to act on his own. Many, including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, predicted this may happen…
RedState Wrote, “Governor Bobby Jindal Wins Twitter And Perfectly Captures Barack Obama’s Almost-Certain Response To The Hobby Lobby Ruling.”
BuzzFeed Profiled Governor Jindal, Highlighting His Criticism Of President Obama For Infringing On Religious Liberty. On a Friday night in early June, Jindal stepped onto a stage in Columbia, S.C., as the headliner for the state party’s annual Silver Elephant Dinner. … [H]e delivered a rat-a-tat litany of attacks on the Obama administration … “This is an administration that has taken on religious liberties throughout our society … You may remember that this is a president who, when he was campaigning in California, accused the country of clinging to our guns and religion.” He paused, and then smirked as he delivered the punchline: “Now, I know that was supposed to be an insult, but as the governor of Louisiana, I’m proud to report to you that we’ve got plenty of guns and religion.” The crowd went wild.
Governor Jindal Signed A Bill Into Law Expanding Protections For Veterans And Individuals With Disabilities And Protecting Their Ability To Bring Service Dogs Into Public Buildings. Gov. Bobby Jindal was in Shreveport Monday to sign a bill into law supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities and an ArkLaTex woman said that is a great victory for people like her. The bill, SB 432, prohibits any person with a disability from being denied admission to any public facility because of disability. This includes veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury. The bill also prohibits individuals with disabilities from being denied the use of a cane, service dogs, a wheelchair, crutches or other devices of assistance. “This bill builds on our efforts to support individuals with disabilities, including our veterans who have fought fearlessly to protect our freedom,” Jindal said in a news release. The bill was written by Sen. Sherri Buffington, R-La., and supported by the Wounded Warrior Project, a program that raises awareness and enlists help for injured service members. “This is the biggest victory we can have right now, we’re one step closer to never being told no,” said Bossier Parish Resident Helen Pieper, who suffers from severe asthma. Her service dog, Bandit, plays a big role in keeping her safe.
40 State Lawmakers Wrote A Letter In Support Of Governor Jindal’s Decision To Remove The State From Common Core. Forty state lawmakers (35 state representatives and five state senators) have issued a joint statement regarding the battle between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Education Superintendent John White over Common Core: On this issue, we believe the Governor made the right decision. We also believe the evolution of his thinking on Common Core is sincere. In his travels, he has surely seen the concern about Common Core among teachers and parents all across the country as well as here in Louisiana. This concern can be found across the political spectrum – from Tea Party conservatives, Republicans, Independents and more than a few Democrats. … We thank the Governor for utilizing the tools available to him. We look forward to working with the Governor, our colleagues in the legislature, BESE, DOE and stakeholders across the state to craft standards and testing that work for Louisiana students.
On The Eve Of July 4th, Governor Jindal Announced An American Flag Embroidering Company Would Be Expanding And Creating A Total Of More Than 30 New Jobs In Bogalusa, Louisiana. Governor Bobby Jindal and President Steve Pack of Allied Materials & Equipment Company announced Allied will make a $340,000 capital investment and create 21 new direct jobs at the company’s Bogalusa facility, where it manufactures the field of stars for the U.S. flag. … Governor Jindal said, “On the eve of our nation’s Independence Day celebration, it is truly fitting that we celebrate this expansion by Allied Materials & Equipment Company today in Washington Parish. Not only do the dedicated workers at Allied assemble our national flag, the company’s expansion here in Louisiana is a testament to our strong business climate and skilled workforce. The new jobs the company will create in Bogalusa mean new opportunities for more Louisianians to purse the American dream here at home, in Louisiana.”
Louisiana Was One Of Only Two States In The Nation That Saw A Decrease In The Number Of People Living In Poverty Areas Between 2000 and 2010. The number of people living in poverty grew nationwide between 2000 and 2010, with North Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee showing the largest increases. Only Louisiana and West Virginia saw the number of people living in so-called poverty areas decrease, according to the Huffington Post.
The State Will Save $25 Million Because Of A Consolidation Of Technology Services Plan Implemented By Governor Jindal. Computer maintenance work across most agencies has been consolidated into one office. The newly-created Office of Technology Services began operations Tuesday with the start of the new budget year. Lawmakers signed off on the merger plan, pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration, in the recent legislative session. This year’s budget assumes $25 million in savings from the consolidation. The savings will come from merging software licenses, hardware maintenance agreements and contract services, from increased bulk purchasing of computer products and from cutting vacant jobs.
Louisiana Saved Nearly $16 Million Over Three Years Because Of Governor Jindal’s Efforts To Privatize A State Office. Louisiana has saved nearly $16 million in the first three years of a privatization contract for the Office of Risk Management, the state’s self-insurance agency, according to an audit released Monday. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration hired Mandeville-based F.A. Richard and Associates Inc., or FARA, in June 2010 to take over much of the Office of Risk Management’s workload.