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|Fast visit from Governor Jindal|
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sent word to Winnsboro city officials early this week that he'd like to drop by for a few minutes.
So, the way was cleared—in the event the weather stays clear—for the Governor to meet with area elected officials—and anyone else who cares to attend.
Since the Governor and State Legislature are coming off a recent financial session where money—and the lack of it—took center stage for almost six weeks, there is speculation finances may have something to do with the Chief Executive's visit.
"I suspect he might have a check or two," said Winnsboro Mayor Jack Hammons when he mentioned the informal meeting, which is tentatively scheduled for about 2 p.m. at the City Court Building, 1308 Cornell St. Thursday.
"Of course, he might have a thing or two to say about something else," Hammons speculated.
Winnsboro and other parish municipalities were in-and-out of the money during the past legislative session, but ended back in the money by the session's end.
Although the Governor's agenda is unknown, or uncertain, Winnsboro was in line for as much as $100,000 in funding from the $28 billion state budget which recently passed.
Gilbert and Wisner had promises of $20,000 each and the Franklin Parish Police Jury had $30,000 in requests restored. The Franklin Parish Council of Aging had a request of $50,000, vetoed and replaced.