Being an advocate for our state is among a governor's most important functions, and Gov. Bobby Jindal surely does not miss a chance to advance our agenda.
During a meeting Tuesday of the nation's governors with President-elect Barack Obama, Gov. Jindal urged him to include Louisiana's recovery agenda in any impending stimulus package.
That's something the president-elect ought to seriously consider. Funding Louisiana's coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects, as Gov. Jindal urged, would help President-elect Obama begin to deliver on his campaign promises to accelerate Louisiana's rebuilding and protect us from future storms.
The governor said officials in the incoming administration made it clear that any infrastructure projects in a stimulus package would have to be ready for construction to have a quick economic impact. That makes Louisiana's coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects ideal. As the governor said, Louisiana has a slate of projects planned and ready for execution.