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  • Former District E City Councilman Jon Johnson, who resigned from the council last July after pleading guilty to routing FEMA funds into a personal campaign fund, finished a six-month sentence and was released from federal prison July 19. Johnson, 64, who also admitted to submitting false invoices to the Small Business Administration, had been eligible for a five-year sentence. ...

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal was in Aspen, Colo. last week to attend events with the Republican Governors' Association, of which Jindal is chairman. Meanwhile, a new poll released last week by McClatchy-Marist Research shows only 1 percent of respondents think Jindal has a chance as a Republican presidential contender for 2016. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held the No. 1 spot. While in Aspen, Jindal and Christie were on a panel, "Governors in Aspen: What's Working at the State Level?" moderated by Walter Isaacson. — Kevin Allman & Alex Woodward

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