87°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Content Tagged As cabinet

Tagged News

  • China: Can't sue Cabinet-level agency over Chinese drywall

    April 22, 2016 10:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - China's Ministry of Justice has sent back a lawsuit in which thousands of U.S. homeowners in six states say a Cabinet-level agency should pay for damage to their homes from defective drywall made in China. The ministry says it won't serve the legal papers because the... more »
  • Governor keeps juvenile justice, financial agency leaders

    February 3, 2016 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is keeping his predecessor's picks to lead Louisiana's juvenile corrections office and the state's financial regulatory agency. The governor announced Wednesday he is reappointing Mary Livers as deputy secretary for the Office of Juvenile Justice and John Ducrest as commissioner of the Office... more »
  • Dardenne says he'll cut executive payroll

    February 2, 2016 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says he will cut spending on his office's executive staff, amid criticism that Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is paying too much for his cabinet secretaries. Dardenne, who serves as the governor's chief financial adviser, is receiving a $237,500 annual salary, a more... more »
  • Cabinet jobs remain to be filled in Edwards administration

    January 26, 2016 3:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two weeks into Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration, a few cabinet secretary positions remain to be filled by Louisiana's new governor. Edwards has chosen leaders of most of the executive branch departments. But he has yet to name the secretaries of the Department of Natural Resources, which oversees... more »
  • 'Road tour' by Cabinet members to promote Obama proposals

    January 10, 2016 7:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Cabinet members will be traveling around the country in the coming days to help promote President Barack Obama's State of the Union proposals. The White House says the "road tour" is geared toward highlighting pressing issues facing the country such as climate change, health, criminal justice and access... more »
  • December 17, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    December 17, 2015 8:06 AM

    Here are today's top stories: New Orleans considers removing Confederate monuments Governor-elect Edwards pieces together more of his cabinet Star Wars fans warned to leave some costume pieces at home May the chill be with us Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Governor-elect Edwards pieces together more of his cabinet

    December 16, 2015 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former congressman, a term-limited lawmaker and the current state police superintendent are among Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' latest cabinet appointments. Edwards Wednesday named former U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon as secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and term-limited state Rep. Karen St. Germain as... more »
  • Dardenne's new job as budget adviser comes with pay hike

    December 8, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will double his state paycheck when he takes over as Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' chief budget adviser. Dardenne will become Edwards' commissioner of administration on Jan. 11, when the new governor is sworn in. With Dardenne's new role comes a salary of $237,500.... more »
  • Edwards announces Dardenne as commissioner of administration

    December 7, 2015 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor-election John Bel Edwards confirmed Monday what had been long-expected: that former gubernatorial rival Jay Dardenne would serve as his commissioner of administration. Dardenne, a Republican, came in fourth in the governor's primary behind fellow GOP candidate Senator David Vitter and Edwards, a Democrat. Dardenne... more »
  • Senate to consider massive spending bill

    June 18, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A massive spending bill to fund five Cabinet departments for the upcoming budget year is about to hit the Senate floor, giving senators a chance at a rare opportunity for open debate. But that's a maybe. The chamber easily advanced the measure on a 95-3 test vote,... more »
  • Homeland Security secretary resigning

    July 12, 2013 9:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning to take a senior posting in the University of California system. Napolitano told senior staff Friday she was leaving for California. Napolitano has led the department since the beginning of the Obama administration, just the third person to... more »
  • Senate panel to vote on Defense nominee Hagel

    February 12, 2013 7:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - Chuck Hagel faces his first major hurdle in his bid to become the nation's defense secretary as a bitterly divided Senate Armed Services Committee pushes toward a vote on his nomination. The panel is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss and vote on President Barack Obama's choice... more »
  • More diversity likely in next Obama job selections

    February 5, 2013 6:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ready to put a diverse face on his administration in his new wave of Cabinet nominees - an image that was missing as he filled the first round of vacancies of his second term with a parade of white men. Obama is said to... more »
  • John Kerry to address colleagues at State Dept.

    February 4, 2013 6:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - New Secretary of State John Kerry will be introducing himself to his agency's employees Monday after spending much of the weekend making connections with leaders around the world. Kerry reached out to Israeli and Palestinian leaders in phone calls Sunday, assuring them the Obama administration will continue to... more »
  • Shaw Founder: "I am under consideration" for Energy Secretary Post

    February 1, 2013 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shaw Group Founder Jim Bernhard told News 2 today he is up for consideration to replace Stephen Chu as the Secretary of the Department of Energy. He also said there are other names out there to become the country's next Secretary of Energy. Bernhard recently... more »
  • White House official: AG, HHS, VA heads to stay

    January 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - A White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the Obama administration as it enters a second term. The official said Holder, who leads the Justice Department, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and VA... more »
  • Graham calls for delay on Brennan nomination

    January 8, 2013 10:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A Republican senator is calling for a delay in confirming President Barack Obama's pick for CIA director until the administration provides answers on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he has tried repeatedly to get answers on raid on the... more »

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days