America Next, the Jindal-led think tank, announced Friday that Jindal will be the guest for the American Action Forum’s Fred Malek Lecture Series on Monday. On Tuesday, he’ll participate in The Washington Examiner’s “Obamacare at Five” event marking the fifth anniversary of the federal Affordable Care Act’s passage.
Meanwhile, the state House Appropriations Committee is slated to begin its hearings on the budget at the state Capitol. Lawmakers are looking for ways to address the state’s estimated $1.6 billion shortfall in the coming year, amid threats of deep cuts to higher education and health care funding.
Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols presented the Jindal administration’s budget recommendations during a recent hearing at the Capitol.
Jindal, who is term-limited and considering a run for president, has made frequent trips to Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire and other important primary states in recent months. An analysis by The Advocate recently found the governor had spent half of 2014 outside Louisiana.
This weekend, Jindal is traveling to South Carolina for a conservative event focusing on national security.
Next Friday, he’ll head to Memphis for the Tennessee GOP’s Leadership Series.