BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal faces deepening troubles in his home state even as he dishes out advice on how the divided GOP can regroup and looks to position himself as a national party front man.
The new head of the Republican Governors Association has made a series of cuts to health services and colleges, drawing criticism from affected constituents and Republicans who say he's not cut enough.
And while he delighted conservative policy wonks nationally with his signature measures overhauling education and public employee pensions, those laws are tied up in state court as Republican judges claim constitutional concerns.
Recent polls also suggest that Jindal's once-formidable job performance rating has fallen below 50 percent just over a year after he was re-elected without serious opposition.
Barrow reported from Atlanta.