Lousiana Voucher Ruling Creates Uncertainties

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Gov. Bobby Jindal somehow was claiming a victory and telling parents not to worry after the Louisiana Supreme Court, in a 6-1 vote, rejected his administration's legal arguments and declared the financing of his voucher program unconstitutional.

"I would tell those moms that they can breathe a deep sigh of relief," the governor said.

"Obviously we're disappointed they struck down the funding mechanism, but that is a pretty simple thing for us to remedy," Jindal said, suggesting the dollars would easily be plugged into the state's annual operating budget.

Far from simple. The reality's quite a bit messier than the spin.

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