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  • La. VA secretary out amid patient care scandal Play Video

    October 8, 2015 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's veterans affairs secretary has abruptly resigned, amid an investigation from the inspector general's office. Without explanation, Jindal's office announced Thursday that David LaCerte had left the position he's held since June 2014, effective immediately. Robin Keller, a spokeswoman for the Department of... more »
  • Planned Parenthood challenges new Medicaid removal effort

    October 7, 2015 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Planned Parenthood is contesting the new approach Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has taken to remove it from Louisiana's Medicaid program. The organization amended its lawsuit in federal court Wednesday, seeking to keep the state health department from ending its Medicaid provider agreements. Jindal, running for... more »
  • Jindal says McConnell should step down

    September 25, 2015 4:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal is calling on the GOP's top senator to step down. The Louisiana governor told The Associated Press on Friday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should follow the lead of House Speaker John Boehner, who announced earlier in the day plans to... more »
  • Lawmakers want budget transparency from Jindal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2015 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers want to know why the governor will not tell them how much money the state overspent last fiscal year. They want transparency from Governor Jindal's administration. "Well it puts us in a bind trying to make the proper adjustments," said Sen. Dan Claitor(R-Baton Rouge). A... more »
  • Louisiana ended most recent budget year with a deficit

    September 23, 2015 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is quietly notifying legislative leaders that Louisiana closed the books on the last budget year with a deficit, but the administration isn't saying publicly how deep the problem is. The announcement of the deficit's size is expected in mid-October, when details are... more »
  • Jindal qualifies for South Carolina primary

    September 18, 2015 6:37 PM

    CHARLESTON, S. C. - Governor Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign moved on from his debate performance this week to South Carolina. Jindal qualified as a candidate for the state's primary Friday, filing paperwork to appear on the Feb. 20 ballot. The Louisiana governor is still polling at the bottom... more »
  • $80M in new construction work approved by state officials

    September 17, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has won approval for $80 million in state construction plans, using all available spending capacity for the budget year before the governor exits office in January. The State Bond Commission, which must sign off on construction spending, agreed to the plans without... more »
  • Auditor: Report on Jindal Medicaid privatization improved

    September 15, 2015 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's legislative auditor says the health department is doing a better job of submitting required information about Gov. Bobby Jindal's Medicaid privatization. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office issued a blistering commentary in 2014 that said Jindal's Department of Health and Hospitals submitted a privatization evaluation to lawmakers that... more »
  • Prayer rally held for law enforcement at Capitol check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 14, 2015 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Bobby Jindal hosted a public prayer rally on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol at 11:30 a.m. Monday to commemorate the statewide day of prayer for law enforcement. Jindal hosted the rally to commemorate a statewide day of prayer. The governor is also encouraged people... more »
  • Louisiana officials try new path to block Planned Parenthood

    September 11, 2015 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is trying a new approach to remove Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program, this time saying it has a reason to block the clinics. Jindal, an anti-abortion Republican running for president in 2016, had initially ended Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood without... more »
  • Jindal campaign video calls out Trump for narcissism

    September 10, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal camp opened up fire on presidential candidate Donald Trump Thursday as they released a video to Facebook with the simple caption "classic narcissist." Set to the beloved Beatles tune "All You Need Is Love", the 49 second clip is a montage of media moments... more »
  • Statewide day of prayer for law enforcement Monday

    September 2, 2015 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he wants people to set aside time on Sept. 14 to pray for law enforcement members across Louisiana. Jindal proclaimed that day as a statewide day of prayer, and encouraged people to thank law officers for their work. "Too often, we... more »
  • Judge to decide if Planned Parenthood stays in La. Medicaid

    September 2, 2015 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge questioned why Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration removed Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program if its clinics are competent to provide health care services. The questioning from U.S. District Judge John deGravelles came at a Wednesday hearing as he considers a request from Planned... more »
  • Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit

    September 1, 2015 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Justice Department is telling a federal judge that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law. In a court filing, the DOJ says the Jindal administration hasn't offered "sufficient reasons" to keep Planned Parenthood Gulf... more »
  • Louisiana files response to Planned Parenthood lawsuit

    August 31, 2015 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration tells a federal judge Louisiana can boot Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program. Lawyers for Jindal health secretary Kathy Kliebert filed documents in advance of a Wednesday court hearing. The documents argue Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast shouldn't be given a restraining order to... more »
  • Jindal to Obama: No climate change talk for Katrina visit

    August 26, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging President Barack Obama to skip talking about climate change when he visits New Orleans on Thursday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Louisiana governor, a Republican presidential candidate, sent a letter to the president Wednesday calling on Obama to... more »
  • Planned Parenthood sues Jindal over Medicaid order

    August 25, 2015 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday asking a judge to stop Governor Bobby Jindal's attempt to end their Medicaid service provider agreement, and with it Medicaid funding. Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and three patients filed the suit requesting an injunction to stop enforcement of Jindal's... more »
  • Bush talks tax-cutting in speech to tea party group

    August 21, 2015 3:38 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is highlighting his experience cutting taxes and overhauling Florida's education system in an appeal to tea party conservatives. Bush received polite applause from one of the nation's most active tea party conservative organizations at its annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday.... more »
  • Jindal to show anti-abortion videos at Planned Parenthood rally check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2015 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office said large-screen projectors will play videos released by an anti-abortion group during a Planned Parenthood protest at the Governor's Mansion Thursday afternoon. Jindal's office said the screens will play the videos from the Centers for Medical Progress on a loop during the... more »
  • Planned Parenthood supporters deliver thousands of letters to Gov. Jindal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2015 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen Planned Parenthood supporters showed up on the steps of the State Capitol Friday to stand against the governor's decision to halt state funding to the organization. The group delivered more than 6,000 personalized letters to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk, and they're all... more »
  • Jindal wants Confederate monuments to stay

    August 14, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A move by Gov. Bobby Jindal and his staff to put a halt to the removal of several controversial Confederate statues in New Orleans may be over before it started. Following a vote Thursday by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission that pushed forward efforts... more »
  • Jindal back on campaign trail

    July 28, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal is back on the campaign trail, taking jabs at Hillary Clinton on Twitter Tuesday. Jindal, who suspended his presidential campaign after the deadly theater shooting in Lafayette last week, criticized Clinton's refusal to take a stance on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.... more »
  • Funerals begin for Lafayette shooting victims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 27, 2015 9:38 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Funeral services for the two women killed in the Lafayette movie theater shooting will be held on Monday. A night at the movies turned tragic when 59-year-old John Houser opened fire inside the theater, killing two people and injuring nine others before killing himself. Jillian Johnson, 33,... more »
  • ACLU says Jindal executive order misguided

    July 26, 2015 11:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Civil liberty advocates warn that Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order to ban protesting at the funerals for two Lafayette movie theater shooting victims may violate the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said Sunday Jindal's intentions were honorable, but his order was "misguided." ... more »
  • Jindal suspends presidential campaign after shooting

    July 24, 2015 1:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he is suspending his presidential campaign activities in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. Jindal made the announcement while appearing on Fox and Friends. He did not say how long he would remain off the campaign trail.... more »
  • Gunman had ties to white supremacists

    July 24, 2015 8:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE - As the pieces of his past come together, investigators are getting a clearer picture of the man who police said opened fire on a Lafayette theater crowd Thursday night and killed two people. Louisiana State Police said 59-year-old John Russell Houser shot and killed two women and... more »
  • Dardenne to Jindal: End state spending on campaign travel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2015 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Republican running for governor, wants taxpayers to stop footing the bill for costs associated with Gov. Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign travel. Dardenne released a letter Thursday calling on Jindal to use campaign cash to reimburse Louisiana State Police for travel costs... more »
  • Jindal absent from governors conference

    July 23, 2015 11:51 AM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Money to repair highways, rising health care costs and controversies surrounding attempts to combat global warming are among topics the nation's governors plan to tackle when they gather this week in West Virginia. The National Governors Association summer meeting, which runs Thursday through Saturday at The... more »
  • Governor offers national guard to protect military facilities

    July 17, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The governor is making the Louisiana National Guard available to protect military facilities in Louisiana. The move was announced late Friday, in an executive order by the governor's press staff. The governor was not in the state , but campaigning for president in Iowa where he... more »
  • Senate cancels session to consider overriding Jindal vetoes

    July 17, 2015 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers won't be returning to Baton Rouge this month to consider overriding Gov. Bobby Jindal's vetoes of bills passed in the last legislative session. As expected, the veto session was canceled by state senators. It takes a majority vote of either the House or Senate to... more »
  • Bobby Jindal reports raising $597K for presidential race

    July 16, 2015 8:05 AM

    WASHINGTON- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican presidential candidate, has raised about $579,000 for his campaign. That's according to financial reports his campaign filed Wednesday with federal regulators. Most presidential candidates are due to file similar documents by midnight. The GOP field is expected to have 17 candidates. Jindal announced... more »
  • Jindal continues push against Planned Parenthood

    July 15, 2015 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal continued his push against Planned Parenthood after a video from pro-life advocates claimed group was selling fetal remains. Jindal's office released a letter Wednesday in which the governor asked the state Inspector General to join an investigation into the claims made by the... more »
  • LSU outlines grievances about hospitals' management

    July 14, 2015 11:05 AM

    MONROE - In a 10-page breach notice, LSU outlines three primary claims of why it believes Biomedical Research Foundation has failed to live up to its contract responsibilities as the operator of public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. The three primary claims from LSU against the foundation include: failure to... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 »

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