LSU student asks Governor Jindal to stay home

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Posted: Oct 18, 2010 11:01 AM
Updated: Oct 18, 2010 1:28 PM
Source: Associated Press

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LSU's student body president says Gov. Bobby Jindal spends more time out of state than in Louisiana - so he sent a New Hampshire newspaper a personal plea to Jindal asking him to come home and work on the state's budget problems.

In his letter to The Keene Sentinel, J Hudson says Jindal's frequent campaign travel around the country makes it appear that Jindal wants to run for president, rather than run the state.

Jindal was in New Hampshire last week to attend a campaign event and fundraiser for John Stephen's campaign for governor.

Hudson says Jindal should be paying attention to the massive budget cuts facing colleges.

The governor's spokesman, Kyle Plotkin, says the Jindal administration is working to mitigate cuts to classrooms and instead target administrative overhead. Plotkin didn't address Hudson's concern about Jindal's out-of-state travels.

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