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|Time to sell a book|
When Gov. Bobby Jindal returns to Baton Rouge next week from an excursion across the country to promote his book, "Leadership and Crisis," he should expect the criticism over his travels to have reached a fever pitch.
The griping would be justified if the Legislature was in session, haggling over balancing a budget while looking to an absent governor for some direction on how do it. The Legislature isn't in session, though. It won't be until early next year when lawmakers gather in a special session to deal with redistricting. They will tackle redistricting before convening the regular session to hammer out a balanced budget in light of a projected $1.6 billion revenue shortfall heading into the new fiscal year. Keep your eyes peeled on the $1.6 billion shortfall figure -- it's a moving target that's expected to rise or fall between now and next spring.
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