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Old 03-13-2013, 10:36 AM
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Lawsuit against Jindal considered over reef money


By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's appointees on the state's wildlife and fisheries regulatory panel are threatening to sue the Jindal administration.

At issue is Jindal's continuing diversions of millions of dollars donated by oil companies to turn old drilling rigs into artificial reefs to instead pay for other items across state government.

Jindal proposes using nearly $21 million from the fund for public colleges in the 2013-14 budget that he submitted to lawmakers. That would nearly drain the fund.

Billy Broussard, vice chairman of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, says if the fund gets raided again without plans for repayment, the commission intends to file a lawsuit.

Sean Lansing, a spokesman for Jindal, says the administration is continuing negotiations with commission members about the money, without offering further details.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:16 PM
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Interesting.


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they been talking about that... It was up for discussion in a closed session of the wlf commission a month or two ago
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Don't worry Skippy, they have been from the very beginning. It's best when negotiating to not show your hand by telling everyone what your doing to affect a positive outcome before you do it.
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Nothing really new here....I would like to know how much funds have been robbed out of LWLF and dumped into the general budget over the past years. Jindel wouldn't be the first gubernor to do it....
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The main problem with the reef fund is there is money in the account that hasn't been used. It's like leaving a drunk in the bar all by himself, he gonna hit the sauce. He reef money needs to be spent on reefs ASAP and there will be none for the general fund. Just because its dedicated money doesn't mean crap in BR, they will always find a way BORROW and submit an IOU. CCA is the only organization throwing a fit and like us or not, our membership numbers can make them see their folly. Unfortunately, we only have 16,000 members statewide to help wage this battle.
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The main problem with the reef fund is there is money in the account that hasn't been used. It's like leaving a drunk in the bar all by himself, he gonna hit the sauce. He reef money needs to be spent on reefs ASAP and there will be none for the general fund. Just because its dedicated money doesn't mean crap in BR, they will always find a way BORROW and submit an IOU. CCA is the only organization throwing a fit and like us or not, our membership numbers can make them see their folly. Unfortunately, we only have 16,000 members statewide to help wage this battle.
West Bank south of Texco Cut North of Long point would be a great spot to spend a few Million of that 21
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As usual, permitting is the reason the money can't get spent for its intended purpose. Using recycled concrete has saved millions but you still need the permits.
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West Bank south of Texco Cut North of Long point would be a great spot to spend a few Million of that 21
hey hey i catch good fish all along that bank with no pressure....... do that and itll be new potlicking grounds haha
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hey hey i catch good fish all along that bank with no pressure....... do that and itll be new potlicking grounds haha

LOL.........We need a good reef in that area...we have some but over the years they have gotten worst... but your right when the fish are on them..ITS ON
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