Jindal’s Campaign Promise In Question After Latest Former Lawmaker Gets High-Paying State Government Job
A political analyst comments on the latest former lawmaker getting a high-paying within state government. As Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon's new chief deputy, Noble Ellington will make $150,000 a year.
Donelon says Ellington will be an asset to his department, but analyst Bernie Pinsonat says there are some in the public who question whether he's qualified for the job.
Governor Jindal has said since he was elected that "Who you know is not more important than what you know" but Pinsonat says recent high-profile hires in state government suggest that's not the case. Pinsonat says these are clear high-profile hires in state government.
Last week, Jindal also appointed three former state legislators to the pardon board.