How is Gov. Jindal paying for out-of-state travel? That’s the topic of this Post report.
Louisiana law requires state police protection for the governor and his family and the statute doesn’t limit the type of travel. And it is unclear whether the state could accept reimbursement from Jindal’s campaign fund for campaign-related travel expenses. Neither Jindal nor the state police have sought ethics board guidance on the subject.
Kathleen Allen, lead lawyer for the state ethics board, said the panel hasn’t ruled on whether travel costs could be reimbursed and won’t decide unless someone requests it, which no one has.