Friday, September 18, 2009

Jindal Bans State Contracts with ACORN

From WAFB in Baton Rouge:

Gov. Bobby Jindal has banned state offices from entering into contracts with ACORN, the community organizing group that is accused of wrongdoing. Jindal administration officials acknowledged they didn't know of any planned spending for the group.

The only contracts that could be found with ACORN or its affiliates expired two years ago.

But a spokeswoman for the governor says Jindal wants his cabinet secretaries and all state departments, boards, commissions and agencies to scour its contracts and subcontracts to ensure no such funding exists - or was planned.

Better late than never.

Louisiana does have an ACORN investigation going on. Big Government has more on that. I wrote about it here, in August.

So, tell me again, why did those 75 nitwits (I can still say that, right?) in the House vote to keep funding ACORN?


Bungalow Bill said...

Don't you think this was one of those situations that needed to explode before just pulling funding. Yes pulling funding was right, but let's face the demographics of New Orleans. To do this suddenly would have been a political headache for Jindal. I think he has acted appropriately.

Jim said...

I think I have to agree with Forgotston on this one, it is just political posturing. Considering that no state money has been paid to ACORN since Jindal has been governor, was it necessary to include this in the executive order:
"All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the State of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are directed to cease all existing funding for ACORN"
He knows full well there is no existing funding. Jindal has great potential, but is just too ambitious for his own good.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

The fact is that he did indeed act. Hopefully more state governments will follow his lead.