Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:16 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal spent about $379,000 on his inaugural events in January.
The spending, filed in an expense report with the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program, came from Jindal's campaign account, which contains nearly $4 million after tallying his election and inauguration expenses.
Much of the money was spent on equipment rental. More than $7,600 went to the costs of a post-inauguration lunch with lawmakers, at least $35,000 paid for stage and room lighting and $65,000 was paid to a Baton Rouge hotel to hold the formal inaugural ball. Other money went to van and car rental, stage design, production costs, photography and filming.
Jindal's inauguration included the ball, the swearing-in ceremony at the Old State Capitol and the legislative lunch.