Governor Jindal Marks Education and Retirement Among His Priorities
Governor Bobby Jindal says, "We have to make sure that every child is getting a great education." That is among his three main areas of focus in the new legislative session, which gets underway today in Baton Rouge. The session will last until June and the Governor is hoping that he can get his agenda covered before that time is up.
Among his education plan is a maneuver to weed out teachers that Jindal says, "just shouldn't be teaching." He went on to say that his administration is "presenting bold ambitions and comprehensive bills and plans to improve education for our children."
His second priority is the try to tackle the state retirement system, which is currently looking at an $18.5 million deficit. He says that he wants to make it so that tax payers don't have to pay lots of extra money later.
His third priority is to strengthen his economic development plans.