Jindal faces troubles in his home state

Jindal faces troubles in his home state

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ROSEMONT, IL - JUNE 08: Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal speaks to guests at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on June 8, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois. CPAC is being hosted by the American Conservative Union. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 3:43 PM

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.

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Barrow reported from Atlanta.

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