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Gov. Jindal halts state ACORN funding

5 years ago September 17, 2009 Sep 17, 2009 Thursday, September 17 2009 Thursday, September 17, 2009 4:32:32 PM CDT in News
Source: Office of the Governor
By: Anna Brown

Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order today to halt state funding to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

Jindal requested an investigation into ACORN's activities in Louisiana. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office subpoenaed documents from it's national headquarters in New Orleans.

70 ACORN employees have been convicted of crimes in the course of their work to date. The U.S. Census Bureau ended its relationship with ACORN earlier this week.

The U.S. House and Senate voted to cut off ACORN's federal funding. 20 other states are investigating charges related to voting regularities and fraud in current and past ACORN operations. The FBI and IRS are also conducting investigations. 

Jindal's executive order said "that financial involvement with ACORN is contrary to the public policy of the State of Louisiana and the best interests of its citizens."

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