Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Jindal seeks clarity on Blanco order

Jindal seeks clarity on Blanco order: "Jindal seeks clarity on Blanco order
Religious nonprofits hurt by ban, he says
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
By Jan Moller
Capital bureau
BATON ROUGE -- Congressman-elect Bobby Jindal, R-Kenner, has asked Gov. Kathleen Blanco's administration for written clarification on whether a recent executive order that bans discrimination in state government will endanger state-financed services run by religious groups.
A three-page letter from Jindal to Blanco, his rival in the 2003 governor's race, says the executive order 'may have the effect of overturning a hard- fought bipartisan precedent that has been established and reaffirmed over the course of nearly half a century.' "

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