Content Tagged As bobby_jindal_

Tagged News

  • Future of 'Big Oil' suit at stake as panel meets

    August 28, 2014 1:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a south Louisiana flood board that's suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies. The panel that nominates members for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East discussed plans... more »
  • BESE votes to join Common Core lawsuit against JIndal

    July 29, 2014 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Tuesday to join a lawsuit filed to challenge Governor Bobby Jindal's efforts to stop Common Core in Louisiana. The board voted 6-4 to join the suit filed on behalf of several parents, educators, and charter school... 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 »
  • 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 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: 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 »
  • 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 »
  • $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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Governor talks tax plan, doesn't elaborate Play Video

    February 14, 2013 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal talked about his plan to cut state income taxes Thursday, but didn't elaborate on specific details. Jindal plans to have a proposal ready for the upcoming annual meeting of lawmakers in Louisiana. He said while there is no concrete plan yet, he has... more »
  • Kennedy: Tax credit cost La. millions more Play Video

    September 25, 2012 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A controversial alternative fuel tax credit could cost Louisiana about $24 million dollars, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. Earlier estimates from the 2,500 filed claims put the cost at around $7.5 million, but Kennedy says it could wind up being much higher. Former revenue secretary... more »
  • Inspector general looking into canceled seminar

    September 30, 2011 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's inspector general is looking into the cancellation of a training seminar involving one of Gov. Bobby Jindal's little-known opponents within two weeks of her entrance into the governor's race. Inspector General Stephen Street said Friday that his office was reviewing the matter at the request... more »
  • Legislative update: Michael Shingleton

    April 26, 2010 11:53 AM

    Governor Jindal hit on a few things in his weekly legislative press conference to the media. Here are a few items that were brought up. HB 1269 has been added to Jindal's legislative package. It would provide whoever solicits a person under the age of 17 to become a... more »

Top Stories