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   Last week, Timmy Teepell, an advisor to Gov. Bobby Jindal, told the Associated Press Jindal would make his decision on whether to run for president in June, after the legislative session wraps ...

   The New Orleans City Council is set to vote on legalizing ride-sharing app services like as UberX and Lyft at its April 9 regular meeting. ...

   Following a rancorous debate, the New Orleans City Council last week voted 4-3 in favor of renaming short segments of Carondelet and LaSalle streets in Central City after two late pastors who worked in the areas. The measures change parts of the streets to Robert C. Blakes Sr. Drive and Rev. John Raphael Jr. Way, respectively. Councilwomen Stacy Head, Susan Guidry and LaToya Cantrell said renaming the streets violates city rules, and Head argued there are other streets that could be renamed, such as Uptown parade routes, to honor former Councilwoman and Mardi Gras desegregation champion Dorothy Mae Taylor. ...

   The Times-Picayune recently reassigned its sole conservative editorial columnist, James Varney, putting him on a reporting beat in St. Tammany Parish. His replacement is syndicated columnist Erick Erickson, a native of Jackson, Louisiana. One of Erickson's first T-P columns was a vigorous defense of Gov. Bobby Jindal, in which he insisted many Louisianans are better off than they were eight years ago. "But they do not feel better off," Erickson noted. "Their state is better off, but they do not feel it." — KEVIN ALLMAN & ALEX WOODWARD


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