With all eyes on Louisiana this week and a bright political future at stake, Governor Jindal would do well to repair the mitigation and rebuilding program and get storm-affected Louisianans back into their homes, lest he dash his own hopes to transition to the presidency.
Both Louisiana and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development should immediately reopen settlement talks and work with post-Katrina plaintiffs to achieve the best result for homeowners who are still struggling to repair their homes and their communities.
We ran a campaign for change. Change comes through the efforts of citizens who sacrifice for our country, our communities, and our causes. Sometimes we will enjoy great victories and other times painful losses, but the work still calls out to us.