Gov. Bobby Jindal says he supports the state paying for half of a new $100 million engineering education complex at LSU's flagship campus in Baton Rouge.
Jindal announced Tuesday that he'll include the $50 million proposal in the state's annual construction budget, when he proposes it to lawmakers next year. The other half of the funding is expected to come from private donations, about $8 million of which has been raised so far.
The project involves improvements to an existing building, along with the construction of a new annex dedicated to chemical engineering.
Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling around the country much of this week for Republican causes.
The governor's office says Jindal headed to Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday for Republican Governors Association events.
On Wednesday, Jindal's office says the governor will be in Iowa for a campaign bus tour aimed at removing an Iowa Supreme Court justice who supported a 2009 court ruling that legalized same sex marriage in the state.
A group of public school teachers has failed in its efforts to recall Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley.
Angie Bonvillain and Brenda Romero, the two Calcasieu Parish teachers leading the effort, told The Associated Press in an e-mail Thursday that they didn't get enough signatures to force a recall election. The deadline to meet the benchmark was Tuesday.
The teachers were angered by Jindal's education reform that will push more students into private and charter schools.