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Republican legislators in Louisiana are accusing Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, of trying to oust Jim Purcell as higher education commissioner, The Baton Rouge Advocate reported. The legislators say that Jindal is upset with Purcell because he has criticized the governor's proposed budget for next year. Officials of the Board of Regents say that they know that there are tensions between the governor and higher education commissioner, but that they are not being pressured to get rid of Purcell. One state representative told the newspaper: "Clearly, the governor would prefer to run the state like a dictatorship. He shouldn’t be in the business of trying to fire people for telling the truth."