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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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 proposes higher ed bills for veterans

    March 5, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration released information on two bills proposed to help veterans and military students finish college in Louisiana, and recognize colleges which create supportive environments for armed forces members. The first bill would require colleges to set up arrangements so veterans could keep academic... more »
  • Paris Mayor to sue over "no-go" zone reports

    January 20, 2015 12:22 PM

    PARIS - The mayor of Paris said Tuesday she plans to file a lawsuit against Fox News after the network reported on now-debunked claims that there were "no-go" zones for non-Muslims in several European countries, claims which were echoed by Louisiana's governor this week. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said... more »
  • Jindal admin: State has a $178.5M surplus

    October 9, 2014 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal Administration says Louisiana has ended the 2014 fiscal year with a $178.5 million budget surplus. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said Thursday that creating a "fiscally responsible" plan for the surplus is the administration's next step with health care and higher education as the top... more »
  • 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 »

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