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Col. Edmonson: Cost of Jindal's security 'significantly' higher than previous governors

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The cost of security for the Governor has risen under Gov. Jindal, says the head of state police.

During a discussion about the state police budget, Col. Mike Edmonson told lawmakers that state police have spent over $2 million on travel expenses for Gov. Jindal's security detail.

Edmonson notes that while the cost of Jindal's security has been consistent, it is "significantly" higher than previous governors.

Several lawmakers are questioning Gov. Jindal's travel expenses, wondering why the state is paying for travel costs if the trips are not tied to his work as governor.

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