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GOP representatives not happy with Jindal again

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BATON ROUGE, La.  (KNOE 8 News) - Six republican lawmakers are saying that Governor Bobby Jindal is pressuring the Board of Regents to fire the state's higher education leader.

Commissioner Jim Purcell has been at odds with the governor over the depth of budget cuts to colleges.

Six representatives issued a statement condemning what they call an attempt to politically influence the regents.

The governor's office believes that Purcell has done a poor job, but can not fire Purcell saying it is up to the Board of Regents.

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