Oil well could threaten Tammany aquifer; more judges showing up on time

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[Superintendent John] White said $35 million of this year’s shortfall is tied to having higher-than-estimated student enrollment for the 2013-14 school year. The rest of it he described as a “cash-flow issue” that he said Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration could explain.

The Louisiana Republican is mentioned as possible majority whip in the 114th Congress that convenes in January, and his cooperation with Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., to move bipartisan flood insurance legislation to President Obama’s desk was viewed by some GOP insiders as an audition for his leadership ambitions.

Although the report [by Court Watch NOLA] found that judges are still showing up late to the bench, causing a waste of time and taxpayer money, continuances dropped from 63 percent in 2011 and 2012 to 60 percent in the first half of 2013 and 57 percent in the second half of the year.

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