Officials consider eliminating lieutenant gov.'s office

Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu
Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's office and some Louisiana lawmakers are looking at eliminating the state's second highest office.

"One thought we have, and we're leaning strongly this way, is to streamline the Lieutenant Governor's office," said Chief of Staff Timmy Teeple.

The idea hinges on whether current Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu wins the New Orleans mayor's race.

Teeple said voters could be asked to approve an amendment instead of electing a new lieutenant governor.

Should such an amendment pass, employees in the lieutenant governor's office would most likely lose their jobs.

Teeple added that at the moment, it's all just an idea.

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