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  • Edwards issues protections for gay employees, marriages

    April 13, 2016 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order protecting gay employees and marriages. The order provides employment protections for state employees and employees of state contractors on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability, or age. The executive order... more »
  • Jindal-era tax credit maneuver repealed by state lawmakers

    March 9, 2016 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have taken a shot at former Gov. Bobby Jindal in the special legislative session, giving final passage to a measure aimed at refuting his budget practices. The House and Senate agreed Wednesday to repeal a heavily-criticized tax credit, called SAVE, that Jindal pushed to protect his... more »
  • Out of office, Jindal looms over Louisiana budget crisis

    March 7, 2016 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Bobby Jindal left the governor's office nearly two months ago, but his legacy permeates a special legislative session aimed at digging Louisiana out of deep financial troubles. Louisiana's worst budget crisis in nearly 30 years is threatening public colleges with cuts that could shutter campuses mid-semester and... more »
  • Efficiencies? Edwards agency heads say Jindal cuts went deep

    February 18, 2016 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers are learning that agency cuts made during former Gov. Bobby Jindal's tenure may have gone deeper than the efficiencies that were described. Jindal and his leaders regularly explained away reductions made over the last eight years of state government budget cuts as doing "more with... more »
  • Audit: Louisiana borrowing maneuvers increased state debt

    February 15, 2016 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's borrowing practices during former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration will cost the state millions in extra interest payments over decades. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says in its report, released Monday, the debt payment maneuvers used since 2011 helped get quick cash for... more »
  • Attorney General seeks to take over Jindal Common Core suit

    February 8, 2016 6:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's new attorney general has moved to take over a lawsuit that former Gov. Bobby Jindal filed against the federal government over the Common Core Education Standards. It's a lawsuit the new governor, John Bel Edwards, was ready to drop, saying new federal law renders the... more »
  • Landry says he, not Edwards, will determine if Common Core appeal continues Play Video

    February 4, 2016 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The same day Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he is ending Louisiana's lawsuit over Common Core Education standards, the newly elected Attorney General said he intends to intervene in the case. In a Thursday press release, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said he will review... more »
  • Edwards keeps Jindal-era salaries he criticized Play Video

    January 26, 2016 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When he was a candidate, John Bel Edwards said Louisiana's cabinet secretaries were paid too much by then-Gov. Bobby Jindal, calling the salaries "exorbitant." But since he moved into the governor's office, Edwards has kept most of those salaries in place. And in some instances, he boosted... more »
  • Gov. Edwards hasn't made decisions on Jindal-era lawsuits

    January 25, 2016 9:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Republican Bobby Jindal left the governor's office with his administration embroiled in three high-profile lawsuits - on Planned Parenthood, Common Core and same-sex marriage. Decisions on those cases now rest with John Bel Edwards. But the new Democratic governor appears in no rush to wade into the controversies.... more »
  • Edwards owes up to $155M to cover Jindal's business deals

    January 21, 2016 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When Bobby Jindal exited the governor's office, he left behind a string of IOUs for his economic development deals. At least $155 million in commitments for incentive payments and construction projects tied to various business deals could come due during the next four years of Gov.... more »
  • Edwards signs executive order to begin Medicaid expansion

    January 12, 2016 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Newly-minted Gov. John Bel Edwards signed his first executive order Tuesday, beginning the process to expand Medicaid in Louisiana. The signing comes two days before President Barack Obama's visit to Baton Rouge, where he'll champion his federal health care overhaul that allows for the Medicaid expansion.... more »
  • Edwards sworn in as Louisiana's 56th governor

    January 11, 2016 6:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - John Bel Edwards has been sworn in as the 56th governor of the state of Louisiana. Edwards is promising that he will not be a "business-as-usual governor," as he takes office. Edwards said he planned to tackle healthcare and wage issues as governor. He said... more »
  • Jindal holds command group meeting to discuss possible flooding Play Video

    January 8, 2016 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting with state agency leaders and emergency response officials Friday to assess current and future response efforts to flooding of the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River. Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards and his incoming team were present at the... more »
  • State to delay decision on fate of Charity Hospital building

    January 8, 2016 1:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say the state is likely to delay any decision on the fate of the Charity Hospital building in favor of hiring a consultant to take a new look at how to move forward. Gov. Bobby Jindal sought ideas last year for what to do with... more »
  • At least 4 La. governors to attend Edwards inauguration

    January 8, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least four of Louisiana's former governors will watch Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards take the oath of office at his inauguration ceremony Monday. Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo says outgoing Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is term-limited, will attend the ceremony to watch his Democratic successor take over... more »
  • Jindal grants 21 pardons in final days in office

    January 6, 2016 4:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - As he nears the end of his term, Gov. Bobby Jindal has approved clemency for 21 people convicted of crimes in Louisiana. Jindal's office said the clemency approvals include 20 pardons and one sentence cut. Jindal's office said Wednesday that brings the number granted clemency during his... more »
  • Medicaid, TOPS, public schools all running out of money Play Video

    December 30, 2015 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's budget woes keep getting worse. Louisiana now has a $2.65 billion budget hole to be filled by June. Incoming Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne announced the sobering news Tuesday at LSU. "This is the clear view, the true picture for where we are today. It's... more »
  • Jindal ending 8-year tenure with low support, but no regrets Play Video

    December 24, 2015 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The glimmer on Bobby Jindal has faded for most voters as he wraps up his final days as Louisiana's governor. While the governor is traveling the state to shine up his eight-year legacy, his tenure appears tarnished by red ink. The 44-year-old has seen his approval ratings tank... more »
  • Jindals donate nearly 300 pounds of food to local food bank

    December 23, 2015 8:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal and his wife have donated nearly 300 pounds of food to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for the holidays. The food was collected from guests who were asked to bring non-perishable goods when they visited the governor's mansion. In a statement Tuesday, first lady... more »
  • Jindal administration sued over food stamp work requirement

    December 18, 2015 6:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is being sued over work requirements enacted for more than 60,000 food stamp recipients that take effect with the new year. The federal lawsuit was filed Friday in New Orleans by advocacy groups on behalf of seven food stamp recipients who are... more »
  • Though Medicaid expansion likely, Jindal calls it bad idea

    December 14, 2015 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says his health department leaders aren't readying the agency for a Medicaid expansion, though his successor has made that one of his top priorities. The Republican governor said Monday he continues to think expanding the Medicaid program to provide government-funded insurance coverage to... more »
  • Bobby Jindal speaking at Press Club Monday

    December 14, 2015 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal is making a few public appearances during his last few weeks in office. On Monday he'll speak at the Baton Rouge Press Club. Jindal is expected to talk about his time in office over the past eight years and how he believes the state is... more »
  • Credit agency says La. deficit plan was only 'stop-gap' fix

    December 4, 2015 5:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A national credit rating agency says the maneuvers used by Gov. Bobby Jindal and lawmakers to close a $487 million midyear budget gap were only temporary fixes. Fitch Ratings released its analysis Thursday of the work recently done to rebalance this year's $25 billion budget. The assessment was... more »
  • Louisiana gets poor mental health care access ranking

    December 2, 2015 8:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A new report finds Louisiana is one of the states with the highest prevalence of mental illness and lowest rates of access to care. The national Mental Health Association's 2015 report ranks Louisiana 47th on the survey, which includes 50 states and the District of Columbia. The states... more »
  • Louisiana presidential primary sign-up period is beginning

    December 2, 2015 4:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The sign-up period for presidential candidates interested in being on Louisiana's March 5 primary ballot is starting. Qualifying for the presidential primary runs from Wednesday through Friday. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he doesn't expect to see any presidential candidates show up in person to sign up... more »
  • Jindal, Edwards host joint press conference Play Video

    December 1, 2015 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal and Governor-elect John Bel Edwards are set to host a joint press conference to discuss transition issues Tuesday evening. The press conference is scheduled for 4 p.m. to immediately follow a meeting between Jindal and Edwards at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Edwards campaign launches official transition website

    November 25, 2015 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana’s new governor-elect is searching for people interested in serving his administration. John Bel Edward’s campaign launched its official transition website OnwardLouisiana.com Wednesday. The website features a newsletter sign-up form and a news archive so users can track announcements from the transition team. Users... more »
  • Another $48M taken from roadwork, steered to plug deficit

    November 25, 2015 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite a multibillion-dollar list of transportation needs, Gov. Bobby Jindal has swiped $48 million that would have been used on roadwork to instead plug this year's budget deficit. The maneuver was backed by lawmakers on the joint House and Senate budget committee last week. It received little public... more »
  • Lawmakers to decide by Dec. 8 on using 'rainy day' fund

    November 24, 2015 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ballots have gone out to state lawmakers, asking them to decide whether Louisiana should tap its "rainy day" fund to rebalance this year's budget. Gov. Bobby Jindal is asking House and Senate members to use $28.2 million from the fund to help close a midyear deficit... more »
  • Edwards announces transition team, chief of staff Play Video

    November 22, 2015 7:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards announced the key players that will oversee the transition from Bobby Jindal's administration. Edward’s campaign said La. State Senator Ben Nevers will serve as the Governor’s Chief of Staff and will also oversee the transition. “I have known Ben Nevers... more »
  • Jindal plan to close $487M budget deficit wins approval

    November 20, 2015 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to rebalance the state's budget and close a $487 million deficit. Though members of the joint House and Senate budget committee raised concerns that the patchwork plan would leave a slew of financial problems for a new governor taking... more »
  • Louisiana rivals for governor criticize Jindal deficit plan Play Video

    November 19, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Both men vying to follow Gov. Bobby Jindal into office are lambasting the governor's plan for closing the state's $487 million budget deficit. Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter said Thursday that the proposal papers over the gap in a way that punts the problem... more »
  • New Orleans council president joins protest over food stamps

    November 19, 2015 7:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans City Council president is going to go without food Thursday to protest a Jindal administration decision to cut off food stamps for tens of thousands of people. On Thursday, Council President Jason Williams says he will fast for the day as he joins a protest... more »
  • Jindal proposes cuts, patchwork financing to close deficit Play Video

    November 18, 2015 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal proposes to cut $150 million across agencies, tap into the state "rainy day" fund and use piecemeal financing to close a $487 million budget deficit. Public colleges will be shielded from cuts. The state health department, however, will have to shrink its state spending... more »
  • Jindal says state will be better no matter who's elected governor

    November 18, 2015 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he has a plan to help Louisiana get out of the fiscal hole it's in and back in the black, without raising taxes. In his first press conference since ending his presidential campaign, Jindal provided no details about the plan. He... more »
  • November 18, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 18, 2015 8:05 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Gov. Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign Catholic charities received death threats over refugee Bank robber caught on camera, still on the loose Rapid improvements Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign Play Video

    November 17, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday evening he is suspending his campaign for the presidency. Jindal made the announcement on Fox News, saying "This is not my time. I've come to the realization that this is not my time." Jindal had polled at around one percent... more »
  • November 17, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 17, 2015 8:14 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Jindal issues order to halt refugee resettlement in La. Police scratching their heads at car on guardrail Man swimming Mississippi River to raise money for famililies of fallen service members Heavy rain, severe storms possible in Louisiana, Mississippi Updates all... more »
  • WATCH: The cost of trailing the governor out of town Play Video

    November 17, 2015 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has spent millions on sending a team of State Troopers with the governor when he travels outside of Louisiana. In the last few years, there has been an increased amount of travel as Bobby Jindal built a platform to run for president. He traveled... more »
  • Jindal issues order to halt refugee resettlement in La.

    November 16, 2015 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order Monday telling state agencies to not accept the resettlement of any more refugees of the Syrian civil war into Louisiana. Jindal's order comes after the U. S. State Department said 14 refugees had been resettled in Louisiana so far... more »
  • Officials: Only 14 Syrian refugees in Louisiana this year

    November 15, 2015 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – One day after Bobby Jindal sent a letter to President Obama demanding information about Syrian refugees in Louisiana, the U.S. State Department confirmed only 14 refugees have been resettled in the state. According to a WWL-TV report , seven Syrian refugees were settled in Kenner, six... more »
  • Bobby Jindal won't endorse in Louisiana governor's race

    November 13, 2015 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Term-limited Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't endorse a candidate in the Nov. 21 runoff election to choose his successor. Jindal, a Republican running for the presidential nomination, said Friday that "voters can make up their own minds" without him announcing who he supports in the... more »
  • Jindal administration asked to reconsider food stamp change

    November 10, 2015 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans organization advocating for low-income residents is urging Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to end a new minimum work requirement enacted for more than 60,000 food stamp recipients. The Jindal administration allowed a federal waiver to expire on Oct. 1 that allowed adults aged 18... more »
  • Jindal attorneys appeal order on Planned Parenthood funding

    November 5, 2015 7:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has appealed a federal judge's order that the state continue funding Planned Parenthood clinics that serve an estimated 5,200 women in the state. The appeal notice was filed Wednesday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans Planned Parenthood... more »
  • Christie, Huckabee relegated to undercard at next GOP debate

    November 5, 2015 7:13 PM

    NEWARK - Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been relegated out of prime-time and onto the undercard at next week's GOP presidential debate. And former New York Gov. George Pataki won't appear at all. That's the decision announced Thursday night by Fox Business, which is hosting next Tuesday's debates. Eight... more »
  • Louisiana's budget deficit from last year pegged at $117M Play Video

    October 30, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has announced the size of last year's budget deficit: $117 million. Lawmakers were told Friday that the gap from the 2014-15 fiscal year was driven partially by higher-than-expected use of tax refunds and credits and anticipated fund transfers that weren't available to... more »
  • Gov. Jindal signs paperwork to move along extradition for double murder suspect

    October 29, 2015 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has signed a warrant for the extradition of a man accused of robbing and then beating a Baton Rouge couple to death. Gov. Jindal signed and sent a requisition for rendition to Florida Governor Rick Scott Thursday afternoon, requesting the return of 42-year-old... more »
  • Jindal asking for dismissal of ACLU lawsuit against him

    October 26, 2015 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is asking a state district judge to throw out a lawsuit that challenges Jindal's executive order offering protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage. Judge Todd Hernandez heard arguments Monday about Jindal's request, but did not immediately rule. The executive order prohibits... more »
  • Jindal appeals ruling against his Common Core suit

    October 23, 2015 1:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has gone to a federal appeals court in hopes of reviving his lawsuit accusing the U.S. Department of Education of illegally coercing states to use Common Core standards. An appeal was filed Thursday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in... more »
  • Judge issues final ruling against Jindal's Common Core suit

    October 21, 2015 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - No trial will be held in Gov. Bobby Jindal's federal lawsuit against the Common Core education standards. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick issued a final judgment this week, rejecting the Republican governor's claims that the U.S. Department of Education was illegally coercing states to use the... more »
  • Jindal garners asterisk in CNN poll, mulls skipping undercard debate

    October 20, 2015 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Bobby Jindal failed to receive the necessary 2.5 percent support in a CNN poll to earn his place on the main stage event at the next Republican national debate. In the latest CNN/ORC poll published Tuesday, Jindal joined Jim Gilmore and George Pataki with less than... more »
  • Judge: Louisiana must fund Planned Parenthood for 14 days Play Video

    October 19, 2015 8:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge in New Orleans has ordered Louisiana to continue providing Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics for 14 more days while a legal battle continues over Gov. Bobby Jindal's recent order to block the funding. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles in Baton Rouge ruled early Monday.... more »
  • Costs of Jindal's state police security detail has doubled

    October 13, 2015 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The cost of Gov. Bobby Jindal's security detail has doubled to more than $3 million since the Republican governor entered office nearly eight years ago. The Louisiana State Police says the hefty price increase isn't largely driven by Jindal's frequent out-of-state travel, but more by a sizable pay... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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