Gov. Jindal begins second term with an eye toward educational reform
Baton Rouge, LA: While the Louisiana State University Tigers were preparing for the BCS National Championship Game earlier this week in New Orleans, Louisiana's state executive officials were back in New Orleans preparing for their induction to lead the state for the next four years.
Incumbent Bobby Jindal was sworn into a second term as Governor of Louisiana on Monday, January 9, 2012. He will begin his next term along with the six other state executive officials, all Republicans, who swept the October 22 primary election.
In his inauguration speech, Jindal recalled his initial inauguration speech four years ago, in which he declared Louisiana to be "a magnet for the dreamers, the risk-takes, the adventurers and the leaders of America's new economy." He went on to say that in the past four years, Louisiana has shaken its reputation for corruption, reformed its ethics laws, created jobs, cut taxes, kept more people in the state, cut the size of government, and attracted new businesses to the state. He also called upon people across the entire state - partisan affiliation aside - to work together to improve Louisiana's schools, noting "reforming and improving education should not be a partisan issue."