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  • Gov. Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty University

    April 17, 2014 7:06 AM

    LYNCHBURG, VA - Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his appearance on Wednesday. Earlier this month, another possible Republican... more »
  • Governor to announce health initiative

    April 14, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal will announce a statewide health initiative Monday afternoon in Baton Rouge. The announcement will take place 1:10 p.m. at Dufroq Elementary. more »
  • Jindal hires new press secretary

    April 11, 2014 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has a new press secretary with experience working on a Republican presidential campaign. Jindal's office announced Friday that the Republican governor had hired Sarah Haley to fill the position. Haley most recently worked as a special projects producer for ABC World News with Diane... more »
  • Jindal: GOP needs 'Obamacare' alternative

    April 2, 2014 10:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is offering an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in containing health care costs. The potential 2016 presidential candidate says Obama's health care law should be "repealed in its entirety" but says fellow Republicans need... more »
  • Budget chair: Jindal health care budget shaky

    April 1, 2014 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A House budget leader says Gov. Bobby Jindal's 2014-15 health care budget proposal includes $680 million in piecemeal financing that puts services in a precarious position. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Fannin says he's worried about how the Department of Health and Hospitals will replace that money... more »
  • Jindal's budget crosses first legislative hurdle

    March 31, 2014 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to create a $40 million incentive fund to direct dollars to high-demand programs that will fill the petrochemical, engineering and manufacturing jobs his administration has drawn to Louisiana crossed its first legislative hurdle Monday. House Bill 1033 by House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake... more »
  • Jindal announces deal reached in 'legacy lawsuits'

    March 27, 2014 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The oil and gas industry and landowners say they have reached a compromise on how to handle the clean-up of environmental damage done in drilling years ago. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the legislative proposal Thursday, surrounded by industry leaders, lawmakers and the head of the Louisiana Landowners... more »
  • Lawmakers slam Jindal budget plan for La. prisons

    March 24, 2014 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are criticizing the way Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to pay for Louisiana's state prisons next year. Members of the House Appropriations Committee said Monday they don't like Jindal's plan to use $6 million in hurricane recovery money from FEMA to pay for retirement benefits. Jindal administration... more »
  • Jindal criticized for vagueness on Common Core

    March 20, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nonpartisan organization that supports Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards says Gov. Bobby Jindal has been too vague in his position about the toughened standards. Jindal has described having "concerns" with Common Core and the associated testing, while also saying he supports high academic... more »
  • Lawmakers say job growth not reflected in treasury

    March 18, 2014 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers who keep hearing job creation stories from Gov. Bobby Jindal have asked the governor's economic development chief to explain why state tax revenue remains stagnant. The questions came Tuesday as members of the House Appropriations Committee were reviewing the Department of Economic Development's budget. Jindal repeats... more »
  • Jindal seeking to rework 'rainy day' repayment

    March 14, 2014 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration wants to use Gulf oil spill recovery money to help refill the state's "rainy day" fund and settle a pending lawsuit over its use. The idea is tucked into a budget bill filed this week for consideration by lawmakers. It would steer dollars... more »
  • Jindal pushes worker training, as session opens

    March 10, 2014 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says Louisiana's biggest challenge is making sure it has enough skilled workers to fill the jobs his administration has helped attract to the state. Jindal described the challenge Monday as he told lawmakers that his top priority for their annual legislative session is... more »
  • Jindal defends criticism of Obama economic policy

    February 26, 2014 6:53 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Gov. Bobby Jindal is defending his harsh criticism of President Barack Obama within yards of the Oval Office, saying "in America we don't have a king." The Republican was criticized by a Democratic governor Monday after Jindal emerged with others from a meeting with Obama and said... more »
  • Governors erupt in partisan dispute at White House

    February 24, 2014 4:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Governors have broken into a partisan on-camera feud at the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama. Leaders of the National Governors Association appeared Monday before the media claiming harmony and wide agreement, but immediately broke into a partisan dispute. Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal... more »
  • Jindal asks Congress to stop flood insurance hikes

    February 19, 2014 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After months largely silent on the issue, Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging congressional leaders to stop higher flood insurance premiums from hitting homeowners and businesses. Jindal sent a letter late Tuesday to the Republican and Democratic leaders of both the U.S. House and Senate, asking them... more »
  • Jindal announces staff changes

    February 18, 2014 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced several staff changes Monday, including the departure of Chief of Staff Paul Rainwater. Rainwater, who'd been with Jindal for six years, will leave effective March 3. He said was departing to pursue options in the private sector. "Paul is a... more »
  • Jindal budget relies on piecemeal, surplus dollars

    February 18, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is using creative financing maneuvers to get around constitutional and political limitations on using surplus and other sources of patchwork financing for next year's budget. Jindal has to contend with constitutional restrictions on how he can spend $181 million surplus cash. And... more »
  • Civil Service panel OKs LSU hospital privatization

    February 5, 2014 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has received the backing of the state's human resources agency for the privatization of LSU's hospital in Bogalusa. The Civil Service Commission voted 6-1 Wednesday to approve the deal, which will cause the layoff of 544 state workers. It was the... more »
  • Disaster relief aid proposed for disabled services

    January 30, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - To provide new services to the developmentally disabled, Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to use $11 million from the state's pool of federal recovery money for hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Jindal's budget would use those dollars earmarked for disaster needs to expand home- and community-based care for the... more »
  • Governor unveils $25 billion budget

    January 24, 2014 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has proposed a $25 billion budget for next year that includes more money for higher education, public schools and disabled services. The budget was unveiled to lawmakers at the State Capitol Friday. The plan is $624 million lower than this year's budget,... more »
  • Jindal returns from Asia with no deals in hand

    January 22, 2014 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal brought back no announced commitments from business leaders he met during his week in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. But the Republican governor said Tuesday that a number of senior executives from the companies will be traveling to Louisiana within the next six... more »
  • New state government hiring freeze issued

    January 16, 2014 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has issued a partial hiring freeze on executive branch agencies in state government, seeking to reduce state spending. Jindal has repeatedly issued limited hiring freezes throughout his administration as the state has struggled with budget problems. The goal listed in the executive order, posted... more »
  • Contractor asked for $500M in savings proposals

    January 10, 2014 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A contractor getting $4.2 million from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration for an efficiency study is expected to find ways the state can save $500 million annually. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said Friday the expectations were included in the bid request. However, the savings target isn't directly... more »
  • Iowa governor donates food over Outback Bowl wager

    January 8, 2014 7:38 PM

    DES MOINES, Ia. - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is following up on a friendly wager with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal over the outcome of the Outback Bowl. LSU beat Iowa 21-14 on Jan. 1 in the Outback Bowl. Branstad says he is donating 100 pounds of Iowa ham to a... more »
  • Jindal traveling to Asia to market state

    January 8, 2014 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced plans today to travel to Asia in order to market Louisiana as a business partner to the region. The one-week trip would start Saturday, Jan. 11, and include Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret. Jindal said he plans to visit Taiwan, Japan,... more »
  • Judge: Teacher tenure law still unconstitutional Play Video

    January 8, 2014 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge upheld his prior ruling that Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure laws violates the state's constitution. Jude Michael Caldwell issued the decision Wednesday, re-affirming his ruling from March when he stated the Act 1 legislation bundled together too many items spanning... more »
  • LSU hospitals may face shortfall

    December 20, 2013 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The financing structure for Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deals for the LSU network of hospitals and clinics is risky and may run into shortfalls within five years. That's the assessment in a report released Friday by nonpartisan policy research organization the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana,... more »
  • Jindal reworks Medicaid contract selection process

    October 25, 2013 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is enlisting outside professional help and revamping the selection process to choose the next company to take over its Medicaid claims processing work. The added monitoring steps come after the last contract was scrapped, a criminal investigation was launched into its award and... more »
  • Economic announcement in Baton Rouge

    October 11, 2013 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal is set to make an economic development announcement this afternoon in Baton Rouge. Details haven't been released yet. The announcement will take place at 1:30pm at the Cook Hotel and Conference Center on the LSU campus. more »
  • Teleperformance expands its Shreveport center

    September 13, 2013 3:25 PM

    SHREVEPORT - New jobs are coming to Shreveport. Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Travis Coates, executive vice president of operations at Teleperformance, on Friday to announce the company's creation of 740 new jobs for its Shreveport customer contact center over the next two years. The move, Jindal said, will bring total... more »
  • LSU deal carries $15M in state construction costs

    September 13, 2013 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration plans to spend up to $15 million to build clinics for two private hospitals in central Louisiana that will be taking over services from the LSU public hospital in Pineville. If lawmakers agree in the 2014 legislative session, Jindal wants to close the... more »
  • Gov. says hospital deals have expanded services

    September 12, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the last pieces are put in place for the privatization of Louisiana's charity hospital system, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is seeking to quell criticism of the deals with stories of improved care. The governor and top cabinet leaders say the first outsourcing deals rolled out earlier... more »
  • Governor seeking AG's opinion on mayoral recall

    September 9, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Governor Bobby Jindal said today they asked for an Attorney General's opinion over the certified petition to recall Port Allen's mayor. Sean Lansing said they would ask the AG Buddy Caldwell's office to render an opinion on the validity of the signatures. ... more »
  • Jindal touts LSU deals as urgent care clinic opens

    September 3, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new LSU urgent care clinic has opened in north Baton Rouge, managed by a local private hospital as part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to outsource university system health facilities. Jindal used the ribbon-cutting Tuesday to highlight the privatization efforts, which he said have improved services... more »
  • Moret questioned closely on fuel plant incentives

    August 9, 2013 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's economic development chief has been undergoing close questioning by a panel of legislators over millions of dollars in state incentives for development of a huge new fuel plant in southwestern Louisiana. Some members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee complained to Stephen Moret it's... more »
  • Jindal to speak at Mich. GOP meeting

    August 6, 2013 10:28 AM

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will attend a big Republican conference in Michigan in September. The Michigan Republican Party says Jindal will speak at the 30th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was previously announced as a speaker, and additional speakers... more »
  • State suing Texas Brine over sinkhole damage

    August 2, 2013 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the Attorney General's Office is suing Texas Brine LLC for environmental damage caused by the Assumption Parish sinkhole. Jindal said the suit was filed on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, and other responding... more »
  • Proposed bill would lessen jail time for simple marijuana possession Play Video

    June 4, 2013 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposed bill making its way through the Capitol could mean lighter sentences for simple marijuana possession convictions. Representative Austin Badon (D.) of New Orleans introduced HB 103. It passed the house but still needs two-thirds approval from the Senate. "My bill only addresses the... more »
  • Jindal won't seek legislative backing on LSU deals

    April 18, 2013 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't seek legislative approval of his administration's LSU hospital privatization agreements, though both the House and Senate have voted that they want such decision-making authority. Jindal said Thursday that he believes the legislative resolutions that have received support in the House and... more »
  • Woman threatens Gov. Jindal by crashing car into mansion gate Play Video

    March 27, 2013 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police arrested a woman accused of using her car as a battering ram and smashing it into security gates at the (new) Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge. According to arrest records, on March 8th at 5:41 pm, Cheryl Aljuwani, 51, crashed her car into... 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 »
  • Jindal not visiting sinkhole, will meet with officials

    March 8, 2013 11:27 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Gov. Jindal will not visit the Bayou Corne sinkhole next week, according to his press secretary. Sean Lansing said Friday that Jindal is scheduled to meet with officials from Assumption Parish and state agency directors on Monday to see what more can be done for people... more »
  • Gov. planning meeting on sinkhole

    March 7, 2013 9:43 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Leaders in Assumption Parish are working on the final details to secure a meeting with Gov. Bobby Jindal. He has not visited the site of a giant sinkhole since it developed in August, and the people who live near it want him to see it. Leaders... more »
  • Governor Jindal responds to Treasurer on budget Play Video

    March 4, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Jindal used a statement to respond to Treasurer John Kennedy's rebuff of the state's budget. You can see the entire statement here: Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said: "We appreciate the Treasurer's opinion, but given his long track record of half-baked gimmicks and his... more »
  • Jindal seeks release for nonviolent drug offenders

    February 15, 2013 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to let some nonviolent drug offenders out of prison early if they complete an intensive treatment program. The governor says he believes his proposal would reduce the likelihood prisoners would end up back in jail, and also cut prison operating costs. The measure... more »
  • Governor talks tax plan, doesn't elaborate Play Video

    February 14, 2013 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal talked about his plan to cut state income taxes Thursday, but didn't elaborate on specific details. Jindal plans to have a proposal ready for the upcoming annual meeting of lawmakers in Louisiana. He said while there is no concrete plan yet, he has... more »
  • Couple gets hitched in hospital on Valentine's Day Play Video

    February 14, 2013 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One couple literally tied the knot through sickness and health on this Valentine's Day. When Green Beardon fell ill yesterday, one day before he was to wed his fiance Javonda Gibson, they called justice of the peace Moses Evans, Jr. "Hey, I feel like 9-1-1,"... more »
  • Health care budget cuts begin this week

    January 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's Medicaid hospice care received a last-minute reprieve from shutdown, but Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is moving ahead with other health care cuts this week. Slated for elimination are programs that provide behavioral health intervention services for at-risk children and that pay for at-home visits by... more »
  • GOP turns to governors in post-2012 review

    January 25, 2013 1:06 PM

    GOP turns to governors in post-2012 review Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. KEN THOMAS Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Looking for a new direction, many Republicans are turning to the states for ideas on how to come back from their 2012 election defeat. Republicans are promoting the tax and... 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 »
  • Budget cuts hit domestic violence programs

    January 4, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest round of budget cuts are falling on shelters that take in battered women and other domestic violence prevention providers. The reductions were made to help close a $166 million midyear budget deficit. The Advocate reports that funding for family violence prevention and intervention... more »
  • Top Jindal aides use personal email to strategize

    December 10, 2012 9:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Top officials in Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration used personal email accounts to craft a media strategy for cutting Medicaid - a method of communication that can make it more difficult to track under public records laws. Jindal, now in his second term, has become a... 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 »
  • Governor continues to take party to task

    November 15, 2012 10:38 PM

    Baton Rouge - The governor has been all over national media outlets with his take on what the Republican Party has to do to regain the trust of the American people. In interview with Politco just this week Governor Bobby Jindal challenged standard tenants of the republican party with quotes... 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 »
  • Jindal to campaign for Romney in Virginia

    October 10, 2012 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is spending Wednesday in Virginia, campaigning for Republican Mitt Romney's presidential bid. A schedule put out by the Romney campaign says Jindal will join Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell for three campaign stops throughout the day, to rally Romney supporters. The Louisiana governor's... more »
  • Jindal, Christie tapped to lead GOP governors

    October 8, 2012 2:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been tapped to lead the Republican Governors Association. Both are Republican rising stars considered likely White House contenders in 2016 if Mitt Romney loses in November. Jindal will chair the group next year, with Wisconsin... more »
  • Kennedy: Tax credit cost La. millions more Play Video

    September 25, 2012 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A controversial alternative fuel tax credit could cost Louisiana about $24 million dollars, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. Earlier estimates from the 2,500 filed claims put the cost at around $7.5 million, but Kennedy says it could wind up being much higher. Former revenue secretary... 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 »
  • Romney arrives in Louisiana for storm visit

    August 31, 2012 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has arrived in Louisiana to survey damage from the storm Isaac. Friday's trip was his first stop after closing the Republican National Convention in Florida a night earlier. The former Massachusetts governor was expected to visit an emergency command center in Lafitte,... more »
  • Jindal warns locals to leave even if dam no threat

    August 30, 2012 4:40 PM

    AMITE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says even if crews are successful in conducting an intentional breach of an endangered dam threatening a state park in southwest Mississippi, Louisiana locals near the structure should still heed warnings to evacuate. A lake bordering Tangipahoa Parish could burst through a locally operated dam.... more »
  • Lawsuit filed against new state retirement plan

    August 16, 2012 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An organization representing Louisiana's retired state employees is challenging Gov. Bobby Jindal's new pension plan for future rank-and-file state workers. The Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana claims the law, passed earlier this year, is unconstitutional because it didn't get a two-thirds vote in the state House of... 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 »
  • Evacuation shelter opens 8a.m. Saturday after sinkhole forces people out Play Video

    August 4, 2012 9:57 AM

    BAYOU CORNE- Saturday morning, a shelter was set to open for the people who were evacuated from this area of Assumption Parish after a sinkhole developed Friday. The sinkhole, a bubbling phenomenon, and tremors may be caused by a failure in an inactive salt dome, or salt mining operation,... more »
  • People living near sinkhole ordered to evacuate

    August 3, 2012 6:09 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The Assumption Parish president called for people in the Bayou Corne community to evacuate tonight after a sinkhole formed in the area. Emergency preparedness officials said the evacuation affects about 100 homes in the Bayou Corne community from Highway 70 south. President Martin Triche told News... more »
  • Jindal heading to Florida for Romney event

    July 27, 2012 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is campaigning for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney in Florida this weekend. The Romney campaign says Jindal will be in Coral Springs on Saturday to meet Romney supporters at the candidate's campaign office. The Louisiana governor is often mentioned as a potential vice presidential... more »
  • Edwin Edwards still loves politics, talks about Jindal as VP Play Video

    July 17, 2012 10:33 PM

    GONZALES- The talk here Tuesday night was about politics. Some people were talking about Gov. Bobby Jindal being on a short list of candidates for Vice President, others about former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards who was signing books at the local library. "The Lord sent me some groceries,... 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 »
  • Livingston residents still support Juban Crossing Play Video

    June 18, 2012 5:37 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Juban Crossing stores will begin opening next year, according to developer Stephen Keller, despite the recent veto of a bill that would help fund construction of the retail location. Governor Bobby Jindal last week vetoed a measure creating a new tax district around the site. Developers... 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 »
  • Retirement, education and Juban Crossing on Capitol agendas

    April 30, 2012 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on another part of Governor Bobby Jindal's pension reform. The bill would base retirement on a state worker's last five years of employment instead of the current three year window. The House Education Committee is set to vote on a number... 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 »
  • Jindal backs Mitt Romney for president

    April 10, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With Rick Santorum exiting the presidential race, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has announced his support for expected Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Jindal issued a statement Tuesday that congratulated Romney "on winning a hard-fought race." The Republican Louisiana governor said, "I look forward to supporting him... more »
  • Parents frustrated with bus cancellation Play Video

    March 14, 2012 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly 650 students at St. George Catholic School in Baton Rouge had to find a different way to get to school Wednesday. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System buses they normally ride to get to class never ran Wednesday morning. That's because school system... more »
  • WBRZ following the 2012 Louisiana Legislative Session

    March 12, 2012 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The 2012 Louisiana Legislative Session begins today. Governor Bobby Jindal is scheduled to speak at 1:00 p.m. The governor backs sweeping change as part of his education reform package for public schools. He also wants to change the retirement benefits for thousands of state workers. Many of... more »
  • Lawmakers open hearings on Jindal budget

    March 6, 2012 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers delving into the details of Gov. Bobby Jindal's $25.5 billion budget proposal questioned his plans to privatize more health services and to merge an elderly affairs office into the health department. The House Appropriations Committee opened its budget hearings Tuesday. It is combing through Jindal's spending proposals... 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 picks St. Tammany chief as emergency leader

    November 30, 2011 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis has been chosen by the governor to be in charge of Louisiana's emergency preparedness office. He will start as director of the Governor's Office on Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on Dec. 9. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced the appointment... more »
  • Jindal hires relatives of former chief of staff

    November 28, 2011 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has hired the brother and brother-in-law of his former chief of staff, Timmy Teepell. Jindal tapped Matt Parker to become his intergovernmental affairs director and Taylor Teepell to be his deputy legislative affairs director. Parker, from Virginia, is brother-in-law to Timmy Teepell.... more »

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