May 5, 2010 11:27 AM by Melissa Canone
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's nomination to serve
as lieutenant governor is advancing in the state Legislature.
Jindal chose his natural resources secretary, Scott Angelle, to
lead the office left open when Mitch Landrieu became mayor of New
The nomination must be approved by the state House and Senate
before Angelle, a Democrat from Breaux Bridge, can take the
A Senate committee backed Angelle for the job without objection
Wednesday, sending the nomination to the full Senate. A House
committee is to discuss the nomination Wednesday as well.
The appointment will last until either a new lieutenant governor
is elected or the office is abolished, as Jindal proposes.
Louisiana's lieutenant governor oversees the Department of
Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and manages parks, museums, the
state library and tourism efforts.