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  • District judge orders La. to recognize same-sex marriages

    July 2, 2015 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge ordered Thursday that Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban was officially overturned and the state must recognize such unions immediately. The order from U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans specifically said the state must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in line... more »
  • In Iowa, Jindal laughs with voter who asks 'What are you up to?'

    July 1, 2015 11:13 PM

    OMAHA - Governor Bobby Jindal was in a suburb of this metro area Wednesday, shaking hands and taking pictures with voters. Jindal and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee were in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Both discussed issues they see as important to voters, especially gay marriage. "I support federal... more »
  • Jindal signs bill eliminating some firearm restrictions for bow hunters

    June 29, 2015 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill Monday that eliminates restrictions on the types of firearms hunters can carry for personal protection during bow hunting season. Previous law prohibited bow hunters from carrying any firearm larger than .22 caliber while bow hunting, but the new bill removes... more »
  • Jindal, Louisiana 'has no choice' on same sex marriage

    June 28, 2015 7:33 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared on MSNBC's 'Meet The Press' on Sunday. The GOP hopeful stated that Louisiana was "going to comply with the court order" regarding same sex marriage. After agreeing that the state has no choice, he said that Louisiana's "agencies will comply with the court order.... more »
  • Jindal will sign medical marijuana bill

    June 27, 2015 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal has said he will sign a medical marijuana bill into law. But state officials say patients in Louisiana with cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy will still have to wait at least two years to use it. That's because state... more »
  • Jindal signs bill outlawing revenge porn

    June 25, 2015 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed a new law Thursday intended to stop the practice of "revenge porn." HB 489 by Rep. Julie Stokes (R-Kenner) makes it illegal for people to send out or post pictures of people exposing themselves without permission from the person in the photo.... more »
  • Bob Mann on Jindal's campaign check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bobby Jindal has kicked off his presidential campaign and is working to separate himself from the other GOP candidates. Most political analysts aren't giving Jindal a legitimate chance at The White House, calling him a long shot at best. This morning, political analyst, Bob Mann stopped by... more »
  • Jindal's family reacts to the Governor's presidential run check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2015 11:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Bobby Jindal's family was out in full support of the Governor as he announced his candidacy for president Wednesday. His brother told News Two he didn't even know what Jindal's announcement would be until a few days ago. "I found out just in the last... more »
  • The 2016 list

    June 24, 2015 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Jindal announced he was running for president today in Kenner. He marks the 17th candidate to announce running for the Oval Office. He is the 13th Republican going into the primary. Here is a compiled list of current candidates running for the title in alphabetical order... more »
  • Jindal makes presidential run official

    June 24, 2015 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal made his future plans official just before noon Wednesday, posting online that he was running for president. Jindal posted the announcement on his Twitter account and campaign website , which included a video of him talking with his children about his plans to... more »
  • IBM ribbon-cutting canceled after Gov. Jindal's executive order check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 22, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It appears IBM is not happy with Governor Bobby Jindal after the company cancelled a ceremonial ribbon-cutting set for Monday at its new facility in downtown Baton Rouge. Sources tell WBRZ it's because of a controversial move by Jindal. After the religious freedom bill failed in... more »
  • Bill to put cost controls on TOPS scrapped by Gov. Jindal

    June 19, 2015 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has refused to place new spending restrictions on Louisiana's TOPS free college tuition program. The governor Friday vetoed the bill by Sen. Jack Donahue, a Mandeville Republican, that was aimed at providing more certainty for the state budget. Under the bill, the TOPS tuition... more »
  • Film industry asks Jindal to veto bill capping tax credits

    June 16, 2015 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's film industry leaders are asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto a bill they say is a "death sentence" for the industry. In a letter sent Tuesday to the Republican governor, industry leaders said the bill by Republican Rep. Joel Robideaux, of Lafayette, violates existing contractual arrangements.... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to veto-proof budget, tax deal on final day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 11, 2015 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have wrapped up this year's legislative session, reaching agreement on next year's $24 billion budget and the tax plans that will keep public colleges and health services from deep cuts. The deal was struck and approved in the 60-day session's final hours Thursday. To escape... more »
  • SAVE tax credit passes House after earlier defeat

    June 11, 2015 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers sided with Governor Bobby Jindal's budget dictates Thursday as both houses approved a bill amended to include the controversial SAVE tax credit, which turned into a major sticking point in budget negotiations this session. With less than two hours before the mandatory end of the... more »
  • House rejects Senate changes to budget check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2015 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the clock winding down on the Louisiana legislative session, lawmakers in the state House voted to reject the Senate's changes to the $24 billion budget bill and send it to a conference committee to hash out the final details. The House and Senate have been... more »
  • Last bill in La. Common Core compromise wins final passage

    June 9, 2015 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have wrapped up work on a deal brokered over the Common Core education standards. With a 99-0 vote Tuesday, the House sent the final bill of the three-bill compromise to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has indicated support. It was a quiet end to an issue that... more »
  • Jindal presidential announcement details revealed

    June 8, 2015 4:13 PM

    KENNER - An online event posting detailed how Governor Bobby Jindal may announce his presidential bid in a few weeks. The Eventbrite posting for "Geaux Bobby: A Special Announcement From Governor Bobby Jindal" said the governor will make his announcement at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner June 24 at... more »
  • La. residents urged to plan for hurricane season

    June 1, 2015 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal opened hurricane season today by encouraging all Louisianians to have a game plan for this season. "In Louisiana, we know firsthand how devastating hurricanes can be," Jindal said Monday. "Our people are all too familiar with the danger of high winds, storm surge... more »
  • Key piece of budget-balancing plan meets resistance in House

    June 1, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the House have stalled a key piece of legislation sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal as part of the budget-balancing plan. The bill was designed to allow the governor to maintain his record against tax increases. The House Ways and Means Committee canceled its planned Monday... more »
  • OIG suggests Jindal change press release practices

    May 29, 2015 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Inspector General's Office released their findings Friday from a review of complaints that Governor Bobby Jindal misused public funds in a recent press release criticizing GOP presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul. The governor's office issued the press release on May 27, which the OIG noted... more »
  • Jindal's tax rules limit budget options for state lawmakers

    May 29, 2015 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers struggling to balance next year's budget and avoid deep cuts to colleges and health services are trying to follow a complicated set of rules set by Gov. Bobby Jindal. Jindal won't support any tax changes he - or national anti-tax activist Grover Norquist - considers a... more »
  • House backs Common Core compromise as Jindal gets on board

    May 27, 2015 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has agreed to the main planks of a Common Core compromise, appearing to quiet the controversy over the education standards for the legislative session. Near-unanimous votes Wednesday for the two bills came as Gov. Bobby Jindal announced his support for the deal. One bill... more »
  • Lawmakers advance Medicaid expansion financing tool

    May 27, 2015 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to help pay for Louisiana to expand its Medicaid program if its next governor is interested continues to zip through the Legislature. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved the proposal by Republican House Speaker Chuck Kleckley without objection Wednesday. The House already has agreed... more »
  • Construction budget jammed with more projects than money

    May 26, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have started advancing Louisiana's multibillion-dollar state construction budget for next year. But just because projects are in the budget bill doesn't necessarily mean they'll get money in the fiscal year that begins July 1. Gov. Bobby Jindal submitted an overloaded construction budget proposal with $258 million... more »
  • Dueling executive orders over marriage

    May 21, 2015 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued his own executive order Thursday in response to Governor Bobby Jindal's religious objection order this week. The city said Landrieu's order called on city departments and agencies to comply with existing New Orleans code which prohibited discrimination in employment, housing and public... more »
  • Lawmakers in Louisiana House take aim at Jindal travel costs

    May 21, 2015 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tired of Gov. Bobby Jindal's extensive out-of-state travel, lawmakers in the Louisiana House want Jindal's office to carry the burden of those security detail costs. The House voted 55-35 Thursday for a change to next year's budget that would transfer $2.5 million from Jindal's office to the... more »
  • Bill to curb governor's records exemption heads to House

    May 20, 2015 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers appear ready to put new limits on the Louisiana governor's broad public records exemptions. The proposal by Sen. Dan Claitor, a Baton Rouge Republican, would keep the governor's communications with internal staff exempt from disclosure. But it would get rid of several exemptions introduced into public... more »
  • Jindal forms exploratory committee for presidential race

    May 18, 2015 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced Monday he's created an exploratory committee to examine his chances at running for president. Jindal's committee also launched BobbyJindal.com to seek donations and supporters. "We must fight to make sure the next generation is not the first generation to inherit fewer... more »
  • Jindal, company announce $135M expansion in Louisiana

    May 18, 2015 11:20 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - W.R. Grace & Co. and Chevron Products Co. will build a $135 million residue hydro-processing catalyst production plant and additional alumina capacity at the existing Grace manufacturing facility near Lake Charles. The announcement was made Monday in a news release from Gov. Bobby Jindal and W.R. Grace... more »
  • Jindal's tobacco settlement sale proposal hits resistance

    May 15, 2015 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to sell Louisiana's remaining share of a massive tobacco settlement to help generate a few years of short-term cash has stalled. Treasurer John Kennedy refused to put it on the State Bond Commission agenda, though commission approval is needed for a sale. Legislative... more »
  • Anti-Common Core proposals scheduled for Wednesday debate

    May 13, 2015 5:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- After nearly a year of high-profile public feuds over the Common Core education standards, the debate is scheduled to shift to a House Education Committee hearing. That's the first stop for bills that seek to pull the multistate standards adopted by more than 40 states from Louisiana's public... more »
  • Bobby Jindal book on lessons of history coming in October

    May 5, 2015 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who may or not be running for president, says he has a publication coming in October but it's definitely not a campaign book. "I think those books are actually quite boring," Jindal said Tuesday during a telephone interview. Publisher Threshold... more »
  • Financing plan for Medicaid expansion wins committee support

    May 4, 2015 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have repeatedly refused to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program, siding with Gov. Bobby Jindal. But they've started advancing a proposal that would help pay for an expansion if Louisiana's next governor has any interest. Without objection, the House Appropriations Committee on Monday approved legislation by House Speaker... more »
  • Jindal administration doing secretive review of testing plan

    May 1, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has increased scrutiny of the education department's testing contracts, as the two sides remain in a dispute over the Common Core standards. The administration held a closed-door review Friday of the education department's proposals to seek contract bids for Common Core-related standardized testing... more »
  • Proposal to limit TOPS program wins Louisiana Senate support

    April 29, 2015 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal, state senators have agreed to put cost controls on Louisiana's TOPS free college tuition program. The Senate voted 27-9 Wednesday for the bill by Republican Sen. Jack Donahue, of Mandeville, which has the backing of higher education leaders. Under the proposal,... more »
  • Proposal to scale back governor's records exemption advances

    April 29, 2015 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are considering whether to restrict the broad public records exemptions granted to the governor's office. Without objection Wednesday, the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee backed a proposal by Sen. Dan Claitor, a Republican from Baton Rouge, to add significant limits to a governor's ability to shield... more »
  • Medicaid expansion up for consideration by lawmakers

    April 29, 2015 4:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State senators have refused to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program so the working poor could get government-funded health insurance. The Senate health care committee voted 5-3 Wednesday against coverage expansion legislation proposed by Bogalusa Sen. Ben Nevers, a Democrat. A House committee was considering a similar proposal, though... more »
  • New Orleans mayor needles Jindal on religious objection bill

    April 27, 2015 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu needled Gov. Bobby Jindal for recently calling opponents of a contentious religious objection bill part of the "radical left." Following a Monday speech in Baton Rouge, the Democratic mayor said Jindal didn't accurately describe corporations that oppose religious objection laws on grounds... more »
  • Jindal blasts companies opposed to religious objections bill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2015 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says businesses that oppose religious objections laws are entering an "unholy alliance" with liberal elites who support more taxes and regulation and demonize profit-making. In a meeting with reporters Thursday, the Republican governor said he was alarmed when business groups united with LGBT advocates... more »
  • Jindal says he'd veto budget tied to tax break suspensions

    April 23, 2015 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't support any legislative effort to temporarily suspend tax breaks to drum up quick cash to patch together next year's budget. The Republican governor said Thursday he's told lawmakers that he would consider the move a tax increase and he would veto... more »
  • Louisiana moves ahead with abortion regulation rewrite

    April 21, 2015 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has rewritten the state's abortion clinic regulations, a move that abortion-rights supporters say was unnecessary and intended to hinder the operation of clinics. The state Department of Health and Hospitals this week published the final version of the 20-page revamp of clinic licensing... more »
  • Jindal won't release emails from time in office

    April 10, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's office has refused to release any of the Republican governor's emails from his two terms, saying the messages are either protected from disclosure under state law or personal in nature. The Associated Press filed a public records request seeking the documents from the governor,... more »
  • Jindal staff leave state government, focus on Iowa

    March 31, 2015 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hours after the governor's office announced staff members were leaving their positions, the Associated Press reported they are headed for Governor Bobby Jindal's political organization, the America Future Project. The organization was created last month. Taylor Teepell and Matt Parker will work with the group in... more »
  • Common Core lawsuit from Jindal, lawmakers thrown out

    March 30, 2015 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge threw out the lawsuit filed by Louisiana lawmakers and Governor Bobby Jindal which challenged the state's adoption of the Common Core education standards. The lawsuit claimed education officials didn't properly follow state oversight and public notice laws when adopting the standards. Attorneys for the... more »
  • Jindal budget seeks to move $72M from roads to state police

    March 24, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite criticism about the budgeting maneuver, Gov. Bobby Jindal proposes to divert even larger sums of state gasoline tax revenue away from road work next year to pay for state police operations. Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee learned Tuesday that Jindal's budget recommendation for next year... more »
  • Jindal proposes bills to fight Common Core check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 18, 2015 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal proposed a trio of bills Wednesday which would strip the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education of some authority to handle the state's education and shift them to the Legislature, the latest step in his efforts to end Louisiana's involvement with the Common Core... more »
  • Jindal to make anti-Common Core announcement

    March 18, 2015 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he will announce new plans Wednesday to end Louisiana's involvement in Common Core. Jindal's office said the governor will make his announcement at 12:35 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion. The move comes as schools are in the middle of administering the PARCC... more »
  • Jindal's departments shield budget negotiations from public

    March 14, 2015 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A public records exemption pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal is keeping more budget documents hidden from public view, even as the state grapples with a massive $1.6 billion budget shortfall. Executive branch agencies are claiming the exemption to hide their working papers of where and how they'd... more »
  • Treasurer opposes Jindal tobacco settlement sale proposal

    March 11, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy is balking at Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to sell the remaining piece of Louisiana's tobacco settlement for upfront cash to pay for Louisiana's free college tuition program called TOPS. The treasurer said Jindal has used too many quick fixes to drum up money to... more »
  • Jindal proposes higher ed bills for veterans

    March 5, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration released information on two bills proposed to help veterans and military students finish college in Louisiana, and recognize colleges which create supportive environments for armed forces members. The first bill would require colleges to set up arrangements so veterans could keep academic... more »
  • La. education chief seeks $44M increase in school funding

    March 4, 2015 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's education department wants to ask lawmakers for a $44 million increase in the public school funding formula next year above Gov. Bobby Jindal's request. Education Superintendent John White released the proposal Wednesday. It will be considered Thursday by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which... more »
  • Business groups oppose Jindal plan to scale back tax credits

    March 3, 2015 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's business lobbying groups are calling a centerpiece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for next year a multimillion-dollar tax hike on business. Jindal wants to lessen spending on refundable tax credits, in which the state pays out more than the taxes owed. He proposes to use... more »
  • La. hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short

    March 3, 2015 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion hospital to care for the poor and uninsured in New Orleans. But the manager of the soon-to-be-opened medical center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs. Private operators of hospitals previously run by... more »
  • A look at Jindal's proposal to close the $1.6B budget gap

    February 27, 2015 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has a $1.6 billion budget shortfall in the 2015-16 fiscal year that begins July 1. Gov. Bobby Jindal proposes to close the gap with savings from lessened tax break spending, piecemeal financing and cuts across state agencies. Here's how Jindal proposes to address the shortfall: -Cap... more »
  • Jindal tells GOP Congress to 'grow a spine' on DHS funding

    February 26, 2015 5:17 PM

    OXON HILL, MD - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has a message for fellow Republicans who control Congress: "Grow a spine." Jindal spoke critically of his party's leaders in Washington on Thursday during a turn before the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. As he spoke to CPAC, House Republicans were considering... more »
  • Jindal budget seeks to avoid deep college cuts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2015 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal will propose to scale back spending on tax credits and offer lawmakers money-generating ideas to keep colleges from facing deep, damaging cuts next year. The governor's recommendations for closing a $1.6 billion gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1 will be presented... more »
  • Gov. Jindal speaks tonight at CPAC

    February 26, 2015 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Conservative Political Action Conference begins today in Washington, D.C. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is a featured speaker on the first day of the weekend-long event. Jindal has spoken at the event in the past. The Straw Poll at CPAC is often an indicator of potential... more »
  • Superintendent worries student testing money is threatened

    February 23, 2015 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Education Superintendent John White says he's concerned Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal will strip dollars for student testing. Jindal opposes Louisiana's use of testing tied to the Common Core education standards. But Jindal administration spokeswoman Meghan Parrish says no such cuts are proposed in the governor's... more »
  • Jindal bound for Israel

    February 21, 2015 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will join the Family Research Council on a trip to Israel this fall. According to the group's event itinerary, Jindal and guests will arrive in Tel Aviv on Oct. 28. The tour will include sightseeing at the Sea of Galilee and Mount Carmel... more »
  • Lawmakers support most of Jindal plan to close midyear gap

    February 20, 2015 3:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers complained, but didn't reverse $61 million in cuts that Gov. Bobby Jindal levied across state agencies to close a midyear deficit. Members of the Legislature's joint budget committee raised objections Friday to reductions to state parks, agriculture programs and health care services. But they couldn't get... more »
  • Jindal spends $1.5M from campaign, though no La. race to run

    February 19, 2015 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has been spending handily from his state campaign account, though he isn't up for re-election and doesn't plan to run for any other office in Louisiana. In his latest campaign finance report, the Republican governor documents nearly $1.5 million in spending over 2014. More... more »
  • IBM to create 400 jobs in Monroe

    February 16, 2015 3:09 PM

    MONROE - IBM will create 400 new jobs in Monroe during the next 10 years. Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state also will provide $4.5 million in higher education funding at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University to create more computer science graduates... more »
  • Health care services threatened with deep cuts next year

    February 13, 2015 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - As Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration looks to balance next year's budget, Louisiana's health care programs are threatened with even steeper cuts than the higher education slashing that has caused such worry. Cuts for services that take care of the poor, elderly and disabled could reach up to... more »
  • Midyear budget cuts disproportionately hit elected officials

    February 12, 2015 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the latest round of midyear budget cuts, Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking a deeper carving knife to his fellow statewide elected officials than to most agencies under his control, including his own office. The governor's office will come through the $61 million in cuts with a... more »
  • Jindal considering tax break restructuring to help colleges

    February 11, 2015 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is considering a reshuffling of Louisiana's tax break spending to offset steep higher education cuts in next year's budget. Proposals being floated would create a new tax break for businesses that donate to college campuses or for parents in exchange for higher student... more »
  • Jindal to leave La.'s next governor with budget mess

    February 11, 2015 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Year after year, Louisiana didn't have enough money to cover its expenses, yet Gov. Bobby Jindal refused to roll back income tax cuts or ever-increasing corporate tax breaks. Instead, he raided reserve funds and sold off state property. Jindal suggested job growth from his economic development... more »
  • GOP govs with 2016 aspirations love to bash Washington

    February 5, 2015 1:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors are eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington." Yet even as they profess to loathe the nation's capital, those same governors have become regular Washington... more »
  • Jindal slips in Iowa GOP polls

    February 2, 2015 11:05 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Governor Bobby Jindal's numbers slipped among Iowa Republicans according to a new poll of likely voters one year away from the presidential caucuses. Fewer respondents said they were favorable of Jindal today than when the previous poll was taken in October, 39 percent today to... more »
  • Jindal urges BESE to allow "opt-out" for PARCC test

    January 30, 2015 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order Friday declaring parents should be able to opt their children out of taking the assessment test tied to the Common Core educational standards, which have created a deep political divide in Louisiana public education. The governor's order directs the... more »
  • Deficit-closing plan from Gov. Jindal delayed to Feb.

    January 29, 2015 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has pushed back to mid-February the release of its proposal to close a $103 million budget deficit. Jindal administration spokeswoman Meghan Parrish said Thursday that the proposal to rebalance this year's $25 billion budget will be presented to lawmakers at a Feb. 20... more »
  • Jindal says he'll suggest 'options' to reduce budget cuts

    January 28, 2015 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says his budget cut proposal for next year will be presented to lawmakers with a list of "options" for lessening some of the slashing. The state faces a $1.6 billion shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year. The Jindal administration is considering state financing cuts... more »
  • Jindal considering cuts to college fund he pushed to create

    January 27, 2015 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - When it was created last year, a $40 million incentive fund to pay for college programs that fill high-demand jobs in Louisiana was hailed as critical to both higher education and the state's workforce needs. Now, with the state grappling with deep budget problems, Gov. Bobby Jindal... more »
  • Protesters not thrilled with Jindal's presence on campus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 25, 2015 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands joined in on the march for life anti-abortion demonstration, and many others joined in prayer with the governor to pray over the city at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus. However, protesters claim they were not thrilled with Jindal's appearance on campus since his... more »
  • Thousands expected at prayer rally check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 23, 2015 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands are expected to attend a Saturday prayer rally at LSU where Governor Bobby Jindal will be the headlining speaker. Some say "The Response" rally is a political stunt for Jindal to announce a run at the Oval Office, but event organizers say there's nothing controversial... more »
  • Jindal to speak at prayer rally and anti-abortion march

    January 23, 2015 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear at LSU's campus tomorrow for multiple speaking engagements during a controversial prayer rally that has drawn attention from supporters and potential protesters alike. The governor's office released on Friday afternoon a schedule of events on Jindal's calendar for the Saturday event. Jindal... more »
  • LSU beefs up security for prayer rally check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police will beef up their security in anticipation of protests at Saturday's prayer rally where Governor Bobby Jindal will take center stage at an event that's gotten a lot of criticism. Protestors say they're OK with the prayer. "The protest isn't against prayer at all,"... more »
  • Super PAC created to boost Bobby Jindal presidential bid

    January 22, 2015 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican supporters of Gov. Bobby Jindal are creating a super PAC to back a possible 2016 presidential campaign by the Louisiana governor. Paperwork setting up the political action committee, called the Believe Again PAC, was to be filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission, according to Brad... more »
  • Paris Mayor to sue over "no-go" zone reports

    January 20, 2015 12:22 PM

    PARIS - The mayor of Paris said Tuesday she plans to file a lawsuit against Fox News after the network reported on now-debunked claims that there were "no-go" zones for non-Muslims in several European countries, claims which were echoed by Louisiana's governor this week. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said... more »
  • Jindal repeats debunked Islamic 'no-go' zone claims

    January 19, 2015 3:47 PM

    LONDON - In a speech intended to be a boost to his foreign policy credentials, Governor Bobby Jindal repeated debunked claims Monday that followers of Islam are working to create "no-go zones" in Europe hostile to non-Muslims. In his speech to the Henry Jackson Society in London, Jindal claimed... more »
  • Secretary of State warns of furloughs next week

    January 14, 2015 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Secretary of State's office said Wednesday that a proposed $3.8 million mid-year budget cut from the Jindal administration could force them to furlough employees starting as early as next week. Secretary of State Tom Schedler said he's been given until Friday to figure out... more »
  • Jindal criticizes Obama's college plan, supports TOPS check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 9, 2015 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's governor, who has ambitions for national office, released a statement Friday criticizing President Barack Obama's proposal for a plan that would make it free for most people to attend community colleges in the U. S. Meanwhile, Governor Bobby Jindal is a supporter of the TOPS... more »

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