Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Dardenne to Jindal: End state spending on campaign travel

4 years 10 months 4 days ago Friday, July 24 2015 Jul 24, 2015 July 24, 2015 9:07 AM July 24, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslate

BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Republican running for governor, wants taxpayers to stop footing the bill for costs associated with Gov. Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign travel.

Dardenne released a letter Thursday calling on Jindal to use campaign cash to reimburse Louisiana State Police for travel costs tied to the governor's security detail when he's campaigning out of state.

The lieutenant governor says Jindal has been away from Louisiana 75 days so far this year.

It doesn't appear the governor will comply with Dardenne's request.

In June, Jindal vetoed state lawmakers' attempts to curb taxpayer spending on his campaign travel. On Thursday, Jindal spokesman Mike Reed said "the safety of the governor and his family" shouldn't be used as a political issue, offering no indication Jindal intended any reimbursement.

Click here to view a PDF version of Dardenne's address to Jindal.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days