DALLAS -Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has included a measure to provide relief for the high interest rates being paid on bonds issued by the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District in his call for a second special session of the Legislature.

Jindal on Monday called for the session, which will begin March 9 and end no later than March 29, to deal with the state's $1.1 billion surplus from fiscal 2007. He amended the call Tuesday at the request of House Speaker Jim Tucker, R-Algiers, to include a bill that would allow the state treasurer to purchase the auction-rate bonds on which the district is currently paying 12% interest.

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