"The measure would raise $2.4 million a year for Caldwell's department, according to a financial analysis."
I am also a Louisiana native, and a lot of us know that if Louisiana politicians are pushing for something, then it means that they'll benefit from it in some way. One guy even proposed a tax incentive for people who have children in private schools because he felt that private schooling was a tad too expensive for him. And about the time that Governor Jindal was elected, they were trying to give themselves another raise.
I honestly thought that Jindal would be a bitch to the politicians, and he seemed like it at first, but he came around. I don't agree with him on social issues, but I am glad that he opposes this.
I'm willing to bet that at least some of that $2.4M will not go towards the department.