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Political Minute - March 13, 2014
West Monroe -- Jindal forms a new PAC, new power for principals and a former Governor may soon be getting back into politics.
Stand Up to Washington, that's the name of the new political action committee being launched by Governor Bobby Jindal. Jindal told 'Politico' he's launching the PAC before a Friday visit to New Hampshire. The PAC will be used to help other candidates in federal, House, and Senate races.
Last year Jindal launched 'America Next', a nonprofit that is focused on policy.
Speaking of Governors, former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards says he will announce Monday if he'll be running for Congress. The 86-year-old Edwards said he will declare his decision when he speaks to the Baton Rouge Press Club. Federal law does not prohibit or limit felons from running for Congress.
And a bill that would give additional power to school principals passed the Louisiana Senate Education Committee. Senate Bill 385 would allow school superintendents to hand over more power over curriculum and budgets to school principals rated "highly effective." The principals would be given added powers over the instruction, personnel choices and finances of their schools as long as they stay highly rated.
The bill now heads to the full Senate.