More than 250 Louisiana clergy members said they oppose Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tax swap proposal because it is unfair to the poor and threatens state services, according to a letter delivered to the governor’s office Monday.
Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a statewide emergency Thursday after storms rolled across Louisiana, dumping huge amounts of rain and causing flooding in some areas.
President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as that state prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac.
A federal judge threw out on Thursday a Louisiana law that bans certain sex offenders from Facebook and other social networking sites, calling the prohibition an unreasonable restriction on constitutionally protected speech.