Louisiana’s school voucher program allowing low-income public school students pay private school tuition with public money is subject to review under a 1975 court order in a desegregation case, a U.S. judge ruled.
Republican governors outlining their messaging for elections in 36 U.S. states next year contrasted their records with what they call dysfunction in Washington, even as that applies to their party in Congress.
U.S. Republican governors faulted politicians in Washington for the budget standoff that shuttered the federal government for the first time in 17 years, saying it threatens to tarnish the party’s image.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt ,” airing this weekend, that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is “absolutely” electable as president; he also said he believes that last year’s government bailouts of financial services companies and automobile manufacturers were a “mistake” and that immigration policy should include “a policy of assimilation.”
U.S. lawmakers began taking the first tentative steps toward a path to raising the government’s debt limit even as the rhetoric between President Barack Obama and Republican leaders grew more divisive.