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  • Former congressman named to LSU governing board

    August 15, 2014 3:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has tapped a former congressman who gave him one of his first jobs to be the newest member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Jindal's office announced Thursday that the Republican governor has appointed Jim McCrery, of Shreveport, to the 16-member governing board. McCrery... more »
  • Boyfriend arrested in burning death of 2-year-old

    April 12, 2013 11:27 AM

    OBERLIN - Authorities in Allen Parish are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child who died of apparent third-degree burns to her back. The American Press reports deputies were called to the Allen Parish Hospital in Kinder Thursday after the child was brought into the emergency room by her mother.... more »
  • Lawsuit against Jindal considered over reef money

    March 13, 2013 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal's appointees on the state's wildlife and fisheries regulatory panel are threatening to sue the Jindal administration. At issue is Jindal's continuing diversions of millions of dollars donated by oil companies to turn old drilling rigs into artificial reefs to instead pay for other items across... more »
  • Gov. Jindal announces new executive counsel

    January 18, 2013 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The top lawyer for Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has resigned from the job after only three months. The governor's office gave no reason Friday for Gary Graphia's decision to leave the position of executive counsel that he took in October. Instead, Jindal simply announced his replacement while... more »
  • Gov. Jindal names new press secretary

    January 11, 2013 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has recruited his latest press secretary from Wisconsin. Jindal announced Friday that he's hired Sean Lansing for the $65,000-a-year position. The move comes as the Republican governor has started unveiling proposals to rewrite Louisiana's tax code and ramping up efforts to sell the ideas... more »
  • Weatherton given life sentence for kidnapping, rape

    December 18, 2012 5:32 PM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish judge handed down a life sentence today for a man convicted of kidnapping and rape who was featured on "America's Most Wanted". Bobby Weatherton acted as his own attorney in the sentencing phase of the trial. He was convicted in March of beating and... more »
  • AG refuses to enter debate over budget tactics

    December 5, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office isn't lodging an opinion about whether Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics are in line with the state constitution. A letter was sent this week to Republican Rep. Kirk Talbot declining to rule on his question of whether the state budget uses unconstitutional... more »
  • Judge rules voucher law conflicts with deseg order

    November 26, 2012 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans-based federal judge has halted Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish, saying it conflicts with a decades-old desegregation case. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ruled Monday that a series of sweeping education changes pushed by Jindal clash with court orders in the 47-year-old... more »
  • Jindal on the road for GOP events Play Video

    October 25, 2012 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to return to Louisiana on Thursday after hitting the road again for Republican candidates and groups. Jindal's office said the Louisiana governor traveled to Iowa on Wednesday for a Mitt Romney presidential campaign event, followed by a speech at a Republican Party... more »
  • Jindal on the road in Iowa, Florida for GOP events

    October 24, 2012 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is on the road again for Republican candidates and groups. Jindal's office said the Louisiana governor traveled to Iowa on Wednesday for a Mitt Romney presidential campaign event, followed by a speech to the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner. A day later,... more »
  • Vote delayed on Jindal health privatization plan

    October 18, 2012 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have scrapped a planned Thursday vote on Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to hire a private company to manage a state employee health insurance plan. The delay, announced a day before the scheduled hearing, has prompted claims the Jindal administration didn't have enough votes from the... more »
  • Gov. Jindal on the road much of this week

    September 24, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling around the country much of this week for Republican causes. The governor's office says Jindal headed to Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday for Republican Governors Association events. On Wednesday, Jindal's office says the governor will be in Iowa for a campaign bus... more »
  • Former Jindal cabinet secretary running for PSC

    August 9, 2012 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's former natural resources secretary, who resigned from his cabinet position this week, is running for the Public Service Commission, the state's utility regulatory board. Scott Angelle, a Republican from Breaux Bridge, announced his candidacy Thursday, a day after he left the Department of Natural... more »
  • New lawsuit filed against Jindal voucher program

    June 22, 2012 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Association of Educators boarded buses this morning on their way to file a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program. The organization's leaders lodged their challenge against the education changes Friday in Baton Rouge district court. They object to the use of the state's public... more »
  • More teachers filing suit to stop education changes Play Video

    June 21, 2012 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers say new education laws touted by Governor Bobby Jindal do not support them, despite what Jindal's administration may say, and they're filing a lawsuit to stop the laws from going into effect. The Louisiana Association of Educators plan to file the suit tomorrow morning in... more »
  • Teachers union challenging new education laws

    June 7, 2012 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Federation of Teachers will hold a news conference at 11am in front of the 19th Judicial District Court in Downtown Baton Rouge to discuss a lawsuit to be filed against the state and Governor Bobby Jindal. It targets the administration's recently signed laws changing... more »
  • La. Gov. Jindal campaigns for Wis. Gov. Walker

    May 24, 2012 5:00 PM

    WAUKESHA, Wis. - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says Wisconsin's recall election is being watched around the nation, but it ultimately comes down to whether Wisconsinites choose to retain their strong conservative leader. Jindal was in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha (WAH'-keh-shaw) on Thursday with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a fellow... more »
  • Jindal signs private school tuition tax break

    May 8, 2012 6:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill that creates a new tax break program that will give rebates for donations to voucher programs that allow students to attend private schools. Jindal says it will give children in failing public schools more opportunities to get an... more »
  • Jindal to attend school summit in New Jersey

    April 24, 2012 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal will travel to New Jersey next week to speak to a pro-voucher group, only two weeks after the Louisiana governor signed a bill that creates a statewide voucher program that will use tax dollars to send children to private schools. The American Federation for Children... more »
  • Jindal to sign voucher bill

    April 18, 2012 7:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Catholic elementary school in Baton Rouge is the setting for Gov. Bobby Jindal as he signs legislation reshaping numerous aspects of public education in Louisiana, including a bill allowing the state to fund private school tuition for some students. Wednesday's bill signing ceremony takes place at... more »
  • Jindal heading to New Mexico later this month

    April 17, 2012 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Secure in his second term, Gov. Bobby Jindal is continuing to help other Republican candidates and organizations with their fundraising efforts. Jindal is scheduled to attend an April 27 luncheon to raise dollars for the Republican Party of New Mexico. An invitation obtained by The... more »
  • Walker accepting Christmas trees to reuse as mulch

    December 26, 2011 12:02 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker wants to change your used Christmas trees into savings for the city. Mayor Bobby Font's office announced the Christmas Tree Recycling project in a press release Monday morning. It says the city plans to mulch any real, leftover Christmas trees and use... more »
  • Jindal campaigning for Perry in Iowa this week

    December 20, 2011 3:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Iowa this week to help Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign in the last push before the first-in-the-nation Jan. 3 caucuses. Jindal spokesman Frank Collins says the Louisiana governor will be campaigning Tuesday and Wednesday in Iowa for Perry, who... more »
  • Jindal announces endorsements for state office

    September 13, 2011 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's re-election campaign released the list of candidates he supported for state offices today. Absent from the list were any picks for lieutenant governor and secretary of state. Jindal did endorse all four incumbents for state insurance commissioner, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture and... more »
  • Jindal and challengers qualify

    September 6, 2011 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal qualified to run for re-election this fall. Two other candidates are also officially in the race. Independent candidates Ron Ceasar of Opelousas and Bob Lang qualified this morning. Lang is a retired postmaster from Natchitoches. Ceasar is an accountant and leader... more »
  • Jindal: Flood chasing animals out of swamps

    May 17, 2011 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for wildlife fleeing floodwaters. The governor said four bears have been seen in areas around the rising water, and that state officials anticipate an increase in snake bites as animals move... more »
  • Jindal: Threat of back water flooding lessened

    May 17, 2011 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Estimated water levels from the opening of the Morganza Spillway are being scaled back, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal. During his daily briefing on flood-fighting efforts in the state, Jindal said water from the Spillway was moving much more slowly than anticipated. As a result, back... more »
  • Jindal "confident" Morganza will open this weekend

    May 13, 2011 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal said he was "extremely confident" the Morganza Spillway would be opened either Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Jindal moved up his scheduled press conference after talking to the commander in charge of opening the Morganza, and said they could get to... more »
  • Jindal: State still waiting on Morganza decision

    May 12, 2011 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal said today the state was still waiting for notification that the decision to open the Morganza Spillway had been made to relieve the rapidly-swelling Mississippi River. At his daily press update on river levels, Jindal said he had told the Mississippi River Commission... more »
  • Jindal orders partial spending freeze for agencies

    May 9, 2011 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered a partial freeze on state spending for travel, supplies, contracts and other operating services in most state government agencies for the remaining two months of the fiscal year. Jindal's executive order was issued Monday, to help free up some money in... more »
  • Gov. Jindal gives update on river levels

    May 5, 2011 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Goverrnor Bobby Jindal is warning people that could be affected by spillways on the Mississippi River being opened to start making their evacuation plans now. The governor gave an update on river levels this morning after a meeting with the Unified Command Group in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Governor warns about backwater flooding

    May 4, 2011 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state is preparing for backwater flooding in areas along Louisiana's Mississippi River tributaries, in addition to record water levels on the river itself. Morgan City is one area vulnerable to backwater flooding. Jindal says water is already overtopping the outer... more »
  • Jindal: Morganza Spillway not expected to be used

    May 2, 2011 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said today he doesn't expect the Morganza Spillway will need to be opened to help relieve the rising Mississippi River. Jindal made the statement today during his weekly legislative press conference. He said the Morganza spillway, which hasn't been opened since the early... more »
  • Budget is focus as La. legislative session begins

    April 25, 2011 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal offered few details about his budget recommendations and didn't weigh in on the most controversial proposals facing lawmakers as he spoke to them on the opening day of their regular session. Instead Monday, Jindal gave a vigorous defense of his opposition to tax... more »
  • Jindal headed to Washington Mardi Gras

    February 10, 2011 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading to the nation's capital for the annual Washington Mardi Gras celebration, which includes attending parties, rubbing elbows with members of Congress and lobbyists, and collecting another round of campaign cash. The governor's office announced the trip Thursday, saying Jindal was traveling to... more »
  • Judge asked to intervene in BP claims process

    February 1, 2011 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s governor and attorney general want a judge to step in and oversee communications between people claiming a portion of BP’s oil spill compensation fund and the fund’s administrator, Ken Feinberg. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed the motion in federal court in New Orleans today. It asks... more »
  • Jindal Medicaid revamp hits wall of criticism

    January 19, 2011 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to turn over large chunks of Louisiana's Medicaid program to private managed care companies is coming under heavy criticism from lawmakers and health providers. They say the plan will divert resources to insurance company profits and away from health services. Health and Hospitals... more »
  • Jindal proposes consitutional protection for TOPS

    January 19, 2011 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing a constitutional protection for the state's popular free college tuition program, known as TOPS. Jindal's proposal, announced Wednesday, comes even as complaints have risen that such funding dedications make budget cutting decisions more difficult because it limits the dollars available to cut.... more »
  • Governor asks Regents to consider merging SUNO, UNO

    January 18, 2011 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal is asking the state Board of Regents to conduct a study considering merging the University of New Orleans and Southern Univeristy at New Orleans. The Board of Regents will report its findings by March 1. SUNO and UNO, if merged, would become a single... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Gov. Jindal

    December 15, 2010 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A recall petition has been filed against Gov. Bobby Jindal by a couple from Opelousas. Ronnie Ray Ceasar says he is trying to get the governor recalled because he's unhappy with budget cuts that have stripped millions from higher education and health care. Ceasar also calls Jindal... more »
  • Jindal discussing higher education funding with stakeholders

    November 30, 2010 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Higher education officials are discussing the future of their institutions' funding with Governor Bobby Jindal this afternoon. The meeting began at 2:00 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion, and officials are expected to talk about what was discussed with reporters afterward. Higher education officials have been... more »
  • Jindal adviser calls treasurer's plan unrealistic

    November 17, 2010 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's top financial adviser says a 16-point plan touted by Treasurer John Kennedy as a way to eliminate the state's budget shortfall is unrealistic and based on faulty figures. Kennedy has been traveling the state touting the ideas, which include cutting 5,000 vacant state jobs... more »
  • Jindal says new book is about his concerns for America

    November 15, 2010 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Gov. Bobby Jindal embarks on a weeklong tour to support his new book, "Leadership and Crisis," the Republican governor says that his sights are firmly set on a future re-election campaign in Louisiana. In an interview Monday, Jindal definitively swore off running for president in 2012... more »
  • WBRZ Editorial: Higher education budget cuts

    November 11, 2010 1:45 PM

    An editorial by WBRZ President Richard Manship about budget cuts to the state's higher education institutions. more »
  • Jindal travels to Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois

    October 27, 2010 2:24 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's making another trip to Iowa, a state pivotal in presidential elections, as part of a multistate tour to campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidates. Jindal's office says the governor was traveling to Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois on Wednesday, all stops in a Republican Governors Association tour of states... more »
  • Higher ed, DHH taking largest part of state budget cuts

    October 22, 2010 2:13 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal has announced where cuts will be made to the state budget shortly after lawmakers confirmed the state must deal with a $107 million deficit. Jindal outlined the cuts at the state capitol, and said higher education and the state's Department of Health and Hospitals would take... more »
  • LSU student asks Governor Jindal to stay home

    October 18, 2010 11:01 AM

    LSU's student body president says Gov. Bobby Jindal spends more time out of state than in Louisiana - so he sent a New Hampshire newspaper a personal plea to Jindal asking him to come home and work on the state's budget problems. In his letter to The Keene Sentinel, J... more »
  • Gov. Jindal gives update on oil rig explosion

    September 2, 2010 1:06 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal says they are using lessons learned from the the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to respond to the latest incident at a Gulf Coast oil rig. An explosion this morning at an offshore rig south of Vermillion Bay started a fire on the platform, and cause all... more »
  • Vanderbilt's Bobby Johnson retires

    July 14, 2010 1:45 PM

    Vanderbilt head football coach Bobby Johnson announced his retirement Wednesday. The 59-year-old coach claimed that the abrupt decision is for personal reasons. The Commodores are set to begin fall practice in nearly three weeks and kick off their season in seven weeks. Assistant head coach Robbie Caldwell will serve... more »
  • Frustration grows over higher ed cuts

    February 2, 2010 4:44 PM

    Lawmakers say they are running out of time to get information about higher education cuts. Louisiana Board of Regents officials gave the Senate Finance Committee details about budget moves on Tuesday. Nearly 400 people have been laid off and more than 1,000 jobs have been eliminated while higher ed... more »
  • Jindal addresses education cuts

    January 19, 2010 4:46 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal says money for education will be restored once the economy bounces back. When that happens, the governor says he wants more accountability. "It's not just the amount of money we give, it's the results we demand," said Governor Jindal. "For years we've been increasing the funding, but... more »

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