Jindal, who opposes Common Core, is asking Judge Todd Hernandez to dismiss much of the lawsuit. His lawyer also wants the judge to forbid depositions of the governor, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols and other administration officials.

Even though the state Ethics Board could still technically appeal the federal ruling that allows the Fund for Louisiana's Future to accept unlimited donations above the state's $100,000 threshold, the super PAC's architect isn't waiting around. 

After six years of state worker layoffs, no rank-and-file state employees have been targeted for pink slips this budget year.

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Attorney General Buddy Caldwell addressed the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association during its conference last month, referring to himself as "family."

Hearings are scheduled in dueling lawsuits, one suit that seeks to scrap the multi-state standards in public school classrooms and the other that wants Jindal forced to stop meddling with Common Core.

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