With three whacks of the gavel, Speaker Chuck Kleckley called the Louisiana House to order, starting the 2015 legislative session. The main event of day one was Governor Bobby Jindal’s address.
“Here we are—the moment so many of us have been waiting for: my last state-of-the-state speech,” Jindal began, to appreciative laughter from senators and representatives alike.
Joking aside, the governor made several claims regarding the state of Louisiana’s economy. Democrats, led by Amite Rep. John Bel Edwards, challenged several of those statements. Let’s check both for spin.