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  • Edwards: If elected, state budget would be focus

    July 21, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The lone Democrat to announce he's running for governor, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, says Louisiana's next leader will need to focus on stabilizing the state's finances. Edwards criticized Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics as "running the state like a big Ponzi scheme." He says Jindal's... more »
  • Health benefit cuts planned for La. state workers

    July 18, 2014 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is raising health insurance rates and cutting benefits for state employees and retirees, to keep their insurance program solvent. A general outline of program changes was presented Friday to the Legislature's joint budget committee, which has raised concerns about the Office of Group... more »
  • No breakthroughs in Common Core meeting Play Video

    July 17, 2014 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There were no dramatic breakthroughs during Thursday's much-anticipated meeting over Common Core between Governor Bobby Jindal and Superintendent of Education John White. Jindal and White scheduled the meeting to resolve their differences over the Common Core education standards and PARCC assessment test Louisiana is set to... more »
  • Jindal and White to meet about Common Core dispute Play Video

    July 17, 2014 3:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After weeks of public disagreement, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Education Superintendent John White are sitting down to talk about standardized testing for the upcoming school year. At issue in Thursday afternoon's meeting are the Common Core education standards and the education department's plans to use tests aligned... more »
  • Governor demands repairs on collapsed road at SU

    July 16, 2014 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency repairs are expected to begin this weekend on a collapsed stretch road near the heart of Southern University's campus. Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered the repairs since the school was in limbo, trying to secure funding for emergency repairs after the washout a few weeks ago.... more »
  • Jindal accuses DOE of improper contracting

    July 16, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration says the Department of Education appears to have repeatedly sidestepped requirements of Louisiana procurement laws on testing contracts. The criticisms were levied in a letter sent Wednesday to Education Superintendent John White, in an ongoing dispute over testing aligned with the Common Core... more »
  • BESE offers "final" Common Core compromise

    July 16, 2014 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State education officials sent a final compromise proposal over Common Core issues to Governor Bobby Jindal Wednesday, offering to bid out for contracts on new standardized tests for the next school year if certain conditions were met. The proposal came from Board of Elementary and Secondary... more »
  • LSU hospital deals cost less than expected

    July 16, 2014 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana spent $52 million less than was budgeted for Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deals for the LSU hospitals that provide care to the uninsured in the recently-ended fiscal year. Data provided by the state health department shows the deals cost the state just over $1 billion in... more »
  • Jindal leasing away state parking garage for $2M

    July 14, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is leasing away the rights to a state-owned parking garage and its annual income stream for $2 million. The deal appears to have the state taking a loss for upfront cash to balance Louisiana's budget. The 91-year lease will generate less money than... more »
  • Jindal signs extradition warrant for Bourbon St. suspect

    July 11, 2014 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed a warrant Friday to begin the extradition process for Bourbon Street shooting suspect Trung Le, according to the governor's office. Le, 20, was arrested in Mississippi on the afternoon of July 4. He's accused of firing into a New Orleans crowd, injuring... more »
  • Jindal sets July 17 meeting with education chief

    July 9, 2014 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has scheduled a July 17 meeting with Education Superintendent John White to try to negotiate a compromise in their dispute over testing tied to the Common Core education standards. White was directed by the state education board last week to seek a meeting with... more »
  • Silicon Valley startup expanding into Louisiana

    July 7, 2014 2:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A business software outsourcing startup based in Milpitas, California, plans to open a tech center in Louisiana by the end of September. Gov. Bobby Jindal says salaries will average $64,300 a year at the first offices outside Silicon Valley for Enquero Inc. Co-founder Hemant Asher says he... more »
  • Jindal removes superintendent's contract rights

    July 3, 2014 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the latest round of political maneuvering over Common Core, Governor Bobby Jindal revoked the ability of state education Superintendent John White to approve some contracts. Jindal's administration sent White a letter on July 2 saying he could no longer approve any contracts for "professional, personal,... more »
  • BESE special meeting on Common Core testing today

    July 1, 2014 3:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is holding a special meeting to consider responses to Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to derail the Common Core education standards in public schools. The Jindal administration has suspended a state contract to try to keep the education department from buying... more »
  • Common Core controversy heats up Play Video

    June 26, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The controversy over the Common Core education standard is heating up, and several Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members have called for a meeting next week about the issue. Last week, Governor Jindal announced plans to scrap Common Core for Louisiana. Jindal claims the State Department... more »
  • Jindal leader: Summer test scores won't be delayed

    June 26, 2014 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration says there shouldn't be delays in scoring standardized tests taken by some public school fourth-graders and eighth-graders this summer. Those retests for students who previously failed determine if the students advance to the next grade. Jindal suspended the education department's testing contract to... more »
  • LSU hospital closure ruled unconstitutional

    June 23, 2014 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge says lawmakers didn't follow the Louisiana Constitution in authorizing Gov. Bobby Jindal to close the LSU-run public hospital in Pineville. But the decision doesn't require the Jindal administration to slow plans to shutter the Huey P. Long Medical Center within a week. Judge... more »
  • Jindal contests video quoting his Common Core support Play Video

    June 19, 2014 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A video making the rounds on the internet is causing controversy within Governor Bobby Jindal's office. The video was released on April 2, 2014 by the United States Chamber of Commerce and has a quote from Jindal supporting the Common Core education standards. On Wednesday, Jindal... more »
  • Jindal says he won't ask for White's resignation

    June 19, 2014 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he would not ask for the resignation of John White, the state's superintendent of education, over the recent Common Core political struggle. Jindal said during an event in Baton Rouge that he and White, whom Jindal recommended for the superintendent's post, just... more »
  • BESE: La. will continue to implement Common Core

    June 18, 2014 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State education officials defied Governor Bobby Jindal Wednesday afternoon, saying Louisiana will continue to implement Common Core education standards. This came just an hour after Jindal's announcement that he would seek to remove the state from the program. Superintendent John White, whom Jindal appointed, said... more »
  • Jindal announces plans to end La. Common Core

    June 18, 2014 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said today he's taken several actions designed to remove Common Core educational standards from the state and its associated PARCC assessment test. "It's no secret that I'm opposed to the Common Core," Jindal said as he got to the podium. "We need Louisiana... more »
  • Education secretary hits Jindal on Common Core

    June 17, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Gov. Bobby Jindal's recent opposition to the Common Core education standards is politically-driven. Duncan made his comments Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," when questioned about the English and math benchmarks adopted by most states and Jindal's criticism of them. The secretary... more »
  • Business groups to Jindal: Don't scrap Common Core

    June 13, 2014 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A coalition of Louisiana business and civic groups are calling on Gov. Bobby Jindal to keep the Common Core education standards in Louisiana schools. The groups - which include many of the state's chambers of commerce - noted in a letter Friday that state lawmakers and education... more »
  • Sorrento voters can abolish police department

    June 13, 2014 7:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation allowing the Sorrento Town Council to ask voters to abolish the elected office of police chief and the police department. Legislation was introduced by state Sen. Jody Amedee. Mayor Mike Lambert asked for the legislation after Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. resigned... more »
  • Jindal signs anti-abortion bills in West Monroe

    June 12, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed new restrictions against abortion in Louisiana into law, including a requirement that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Republican governor held the bill signing Thursday at a West Monroe Baptist church. He says the bill protects... more »
  • Jindal to make reality TV debut tonight on Duck Dynasty

    June 11, 2014 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is set to make his reality television debut on tonight's season premiere of "Duck Dynasty". The governor's cameo appearance comes at the beginning of the sixth season of the hit show which airs tonight at 9 p.m. Bobby Jindal is among other... more »
  • Jindal press secretary leaving after 2 months

    June 9, 2014 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest press secretary is leaving after two months on the job. Sarah Haley's hiring was announced in April. On Monday, the governor's spokesman, Mike Reed, confirmed that Haley was leaving the administration at the end of the week. No official word was given for... more »
  • Jindal signs bill to kill levee control board lawsuit

    June 6, 2014 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law today that was created to derail a lawsuit filed by a levee control board against 97 oil companies which the suit claimed destroyed wetlands as part of their operations. Jindal said SB 469 would stop "unnecessary, frivolous lawsuits"... more »
  • La. optometrists to perform surgeries

    June 5, 2014 8:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law today that will allow optometrists with no medical school certification to perform eye surgeries. Many ophthalmologists, medical doctors who are certified to perform surgery, are against the new law. They argued optometrists are not trained enough to perform operations.... more »
  • AG recommends vetoing levee lawsuit bill

    June 4, 2014 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office recommended Governor Bobby Jindal veto a bill designed to kill a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies claiming their work damaged the state's wetlands. However, Jindal's chief counsel said they "respectfully disagree" with the AG's objections. Caldwell said he's... more »
  • Budget relies on nearly $1B in piecemeal funding

    June 4, 2014 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration have patched their way through another budget year, assembling a $24.6 billion budget that relies on nearly $1 billion in piecemeal financing. Spending increases for health care services, public colleges and other favored programs muffled most criticism for the 2014-15 spending... more »
  • Common Core debate now moves to Jindal's office

    June 3, 2014 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With lawmakers refusing to scrap the Common Core, the fight over Louisiana's use of the education standards is shifting to Gov. Bobby Jindal. Opponents of the standards are pressuring Jindal to take some sort of executive action to remove the state from the Common Core and its... more »
  • Jindal to sign bills on oil-related lawsuits

    June 2, 2014 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is getting ready to sign a bill aimed at killing a south Louisiana levee board's lawsuit against the oil industry over coastal wetlands damage. Jindal was set for a Monday afternoon news conference to sign the levee board lawsuit bill. He also was to... more »
  • Jindal savings recommendations to be delivered soon

    May 28, 2014 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's top budget adviser said she hopes to give lawmakers a copy of the final money-savings recommendations from consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal by Friday. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols provided an update to the House and Governmental Committee on Wednesday about the work done... more »
  • Group asks Gov. Jindal to veto payday loan bill

    May 22, 2014 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A national organization that advocates for minorities has asked Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto a bill calling for mild restrictions to the payday loan industry. The Center for American Racial Equality says the measure by Baton Rouge Rep. Erich Ponti will create a monopoly for payday lenders... more »
  • $65M more available to plug into next year's budget

    May 19, 2014 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have another $65 million to add to next year's budget, after the state's income forecasting panel revised its tax collection estimates. But members of the Revenue Estimating Conference refused Monday to go along with a push from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to increase the forecast by... more »
  • Higher education incentive fund bill nears passage

    May 19, 2014 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new higher education incentive fund sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal to direct money to high-demand degree and worker training programs would be created, under a bill nearing final legislative passage. The bill by House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, would set up the Workforce and Innovation... more »
  • Technology maintenance proposal moves to full House

    May 12, 2014 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to consolidate computer maintenance work across most state agencies into one office is nearing final legislative passage, winning support Monday from the House Appropriations Committee. The budget assumes $24.7 million in savings from the consolidation effort. The savings would come from merging software... more »
  • Lafayette hospital privatization runs over budget

    May 9, 2014 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deal for the LSU hospital in Lafayette was running $6 million over budget by April's end, with two months remaining in the fiscal year. The overspending was detailed in an update to lawmakers about payments made for the outsourcing contracts involving nine state-owned,... more »
  • Lawmakers advance next hospital privatization plan

    May 6, 2014 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is pushing ahead with privatization plans for a ninth LSU hospital, despite the recent rejection of federal financing plans for other hospital outsourcing deals. Lawmakers appear willing to go along with the effort. The House health committee voted 10-8 Tuesday for... more »
  • Feds reject LSU hospital deals

    May 2, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he will appeal federal officials' rejection of financing plans for privatization deals involving six state-owned hospitals that care for the state's poor and uninsured. In a statement, the Republican governor said the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "has no legal... more »
  • Speed camera ban on interstates gets final passage

    May 1, 2014 5:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Speed cameras and other automated speed enforcement devices will be prohibited on Louisiana's interstates, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to the ban. The Senate gave final passage to the proposal by Sulphur Rep. Mike Danahay, a Democrat, with a 37-0 vote Wednesday. The House already had approved... more »
  • State reshuffling money to keep colleges afloat

    April 25, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's public colleges had to get a $40 million loan from the state treasury to continue paying expenses. That's because the financing used by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to fund higher education has been slow to arrive. The loan request was filed this week with Treasurer John... more »
  • 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 »

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