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  • Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

    July 13, 2014 1:28 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal government's role in the classroom. The educational standards were not on the formal agenda during a three-day... more »
  • Republican governors soften gay marriage rhetoric

    July 12, 2014 12:19 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - There are new signs Republican governors are softening their positions on gay marriage. While the Republican Party's religious conservatives continue to fight same-sex unions, some governors are backing off - at least in what they have to say. Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker says the GOP isn't... more »
  • GOP governors: EPA carbon dioxide rules job killer

    June 16, 2014 1:52 PM

    HOUSTON - GOP governors from oil-and-gas rich states say new EPA rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth. Texas Gov. Rick Perry hosted Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple... more »
  • Four governors convene, Edwards talks baby Play Video

    April 17, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- All four living former Louisiana Governors held a panel discussion on the state's politics at LSU's Business Education Complex. Governors Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco, discussed political topics like taxes, Medicaid, and education. "Often the best and the brightest have to go... more »
  • Jindal says he won't reconsider Medicaid expansion

    February 14, 2013 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is holding firm to his decision not to expand Louisiana's Medicaid coverage under new health care reforms, despite the participation of several other Republican governors. Jindal said Thursday he won't be including the federal funding for a Medicaid expansion in his state budget proposal... more »
  • GOP turns to governors in post-2012 review

    January 25, 2013 1:06 PM

    GOP turns to governors in post-2012 review Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. KEN THOMAS Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Looking for a new direction, many Republicans are turning to the states for ideas on how to come back from their 2012 election defeat. Republicans are promoting the tax and... more »
  • Former La. governors talk about time in office

    December 12, 2012 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's four living former governors traded stories about their combined 30 years in the state's top leadership post, defended their performances and offered suggestions at a rare public gathering together. Former Govs. Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco spoke Wednesday to a packed house... more »
  • Governors ask for flexibility in fiscal cliff deal

    December 4, 2012 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of governors says they sought assurances from President Barack Obama that any cuts in spending to address the looming "fiscal cliff" would not shift the financial burden onto states. They say they want flexibility from the federal government on mandated programs to allow them to... more »
  • NBA approves new uniforms, replay changes

    July 20, 2012 10:14 AM

    LAS VEGAS - The NBA Board of Governors approved a new look for uniforms and a couple of changes in the use of video replay. Commissioner David Stern met with the media Thursday after the Board of Governors held their annual summer meeting. He said the league is... more »
  • CSU board votes to appoint LSU's Martin

    May 25, 2012 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Colorado State University's Board of Governors voted unanimously today to appoint LSU Chancellor Michael Martin as their school's next chancellor. Kyle Henley with CSU Public Relations confirmed the action this afternoon, and said Martin and Board of Governors Chairman Joe Zimlich would speak to reporters on... more »
  • Jindal to meet with governors, dine at White House

    February 24, 2012 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal is meeting with fellow governors from around the country this weekend in Washington and is set to dine at the White House. Jindal's office said the GOP governor traveled to Washington on Friday for events with the Republican Governors' Association and meeting of... more »
  • Gulf Coast governors defend Shell drilling plan

    July 8, 2011 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are asking a federal appeals court to uphold an Obama administration approval for a Shell drilling plan in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental groups asked the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta to throw out the exploration... more »
  • Lt. Governors to get close view of spill response

    July 14, 2010 2:23 PM

    Some of the nation's lieutenant governors will soon be right in the middle of the gulf coast region's oil spill. About half of them have confirmed they'll attend the National Lieutenant Governor Association meeting July 28-30. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant made the bid to host the meeting... more »
  • FBI warns letters to governors could stir violence

    April 2, 2010 3:40 PM

    The FBI is warning police across the country that an anti-government group's call to remove governors from office could provoke violence. The group called the Guardians of the Free Republics wants to "restore America" by peacefully dismantling parts of the government, according to its Web site. It sent letters... more »
  • Gov. Jindal sends Saints flag to Indiana governor

    February 10, 2010 2:28 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal mailed a New Orleans Saints flag to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on Wednesday as part of a friendly wager between the two governors. The governor from the state of the losing Super Bowl team agreed to fly the opposing team's flag over the capitol building. ... more »

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