Louisiana's high school seniors had among the poorest performances nationwide in reaching passing scores on Advanced Placement exams, which are used to earn college credit.
The state sold $347 million in tax-exempt bonds and $149 million in taxable bonds to investors for upfront cash. The debt will be paid off over decades, with interest.
So does his proclamation extend to running for re-election to his Senate seat in 2016, should he fail in his drive for the mansion?
It has been roughly five years since retired state workers and teachers have seen a boost.
Why should U.S. Sen. David Vitter have all the fun? He shouldn’t, according to the architects of the new Blue Pelican Super PAC.