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  • State police travel expenses rise under Gov. Bobby Jindal

    March 31, 2015 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Expenses for the governor's state police security detail have gone up under Gov. Bobby Jindal, as he travels across the country raising his profile for a possible presidential campaign. Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of the Louisiana State Police, says his agency spent $2.2 million on travel expenses... more »
  • LSU president issues dire warning about cuts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 23, 2015 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU President F. King Alexander painted a grim picture at the Baton Rouge Press Club as he described what the worst-case budget scenario for higher education looked like. He said under the proposed budget LSU is facing an 70 percent cut, a reduction from $110 million... more »
  • Jindal presidential campaign decision to come after session

    March 23, 2015 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal will wait until the state legislative session ends in June before announcing whether he'll enter the 2016 presidential race. The Republican governor's chief political adviser, Timmy Teepell, said Monday that Jindal wants to stay focused on the final session of his term before deciding... more »
  • Federal judge asked to toss some claims in abortion lawsuit

    March 19, 2015 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge is considering a request from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to throw out part of a legal challenge against a state law that adds new restrictions to abortion doctors. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30... more »
  • La. elected officials say Jindal budget leaves service gaps

    March 18, 2015 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Secretary of State Tom Schedler says the governor's spending proposal for the upcoming budget year doesn't include money to pay for Louisiana to hold a presidential primary. Schedler told the House Appropriations Committee that Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget also would force him to shutter his voter outreach division... more »
  • Rep. Jackson: Jindal needs to share the load check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2015 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers criticized Governor Jindal's office for not equally sharing in cuts in its proposed Executive Budget for the upcoming fiscal year. According to the Legislative Fiscal office, the Executive Department is cutting $244,000 dollars in state funding. Representative Katrina Jackson says the cuts are too little compared... more »
  • Legislative hearings open on Jindal's $24.6B budget proposal

    March 17, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The House budget committee has started its hearings on Gov. Bobby Jindal's $24.6 billion spending plan recommended for next year. Lawmakers are looking for ways to close a $1.6 billion budget gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and avoid deep cuts to colleges and... more »
  • Jindal: Sell tobacco settlement for upfront cash

    March 17, 2015 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is moving ahead with a plan to sell the state's remaining share of a massive tobacco settlement, despite criticism the move would waste a valuable asset for a quick fix to budget problems. A board that oversees the settlement agreed to the idea... more »
  • Legislative hearings open on Jindal's budget proposal

    March 17, 2015 3:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The House budget committee is starting its hearings on Gov. Bobby Jindal's $24.6 billion spending plan recommended for next year. Lawmakers are looking for ways to close a $1.6 billion budget gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and avoid deep cuts to colleges and... more »
  • Rep. Norton: Jindal needs to realize what's going on check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2015 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Representative Barbara Norton wants to reinstate half of the Stelly Plan, the repealed law that increased income taxes on wealthy individuals while reducing sales taxes mostly affecting the poor. In a bill pre-filled for the upcoming legislative session, the Shreveport Democrat wants to repeal individual income... more »
  • Leaders to host forum on community's desire for EKL site

    March 9, 2015 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City and state leaders want to hear what people would like to see replace the shuttered Earl K. Long Hospital. Thursday, there is a forum to discuss what people might envision. The meting is hosted by State Senator Sharon Weston Broome, State Representative Regina Barrow and... more »
  • John Kennedy talks proposed state budget cuts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state budget crisis is a hot topic these days. State Treasurer John Kennedy joined 2une In this morning to give his take on Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed budget, who's to blame and how he proposes to fix it. Higher education is facing $141 million in... more »
  • Jindal budget links college financing to uncertain proposals

    March 2, 2015 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After months of worry that Louisiana's colleges would face steep cuts next year, campuses remain in a precarious position with the release of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget. Much of the funding Jindal proposes to pay for higher education, $372 million, is dependent on uncertain tax credit changes.... more »
  • Tax credits revised, higher ed cuts smaller in La. budget check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 27, 2015 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An overhaul of state tax credits, smaller cuts to higher education and the reduction of hundreds of state workers are all part of the Jindal administration's plan to fill a $1.6 billion budget hole. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols unveiled the proposed executive budget to lawmakers... more »
  • Special needs daycares fear upcoming budget cuts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2015 5:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - When Governor Bobby Jindal presents his budget Friday, special needs daycares will fear the worst with cuts looming. Pedia Trust in Denham Springs is one of 21 special needs daycares in Louisiana. They could all be forced to close if Jindal puts an ax to the... more »
  • Report: State budget's biggest problem isn't oil

    February 25, 2015 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new report released by the Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office cast doubt Wednesday on the Jindal administration's claims that a massive budget gap is largely due to falling oil prices. The Fiscal Office's report says the upcoming year's budget deficit was pegged at $1.2 billion before... more »
  • LSU could cut 2,000 classes in fall check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 23, 2015 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If Governor Jindal's proposed cuts to higher education go into affect, then LSU plans to lay off hundreds of instructors and cut 2,000 classes by next fall according to LSU System President King Alexander. The Jindal administration plans to reveal its budget plans Friday for the next... more »
  • Common Core testing on schedule, discuss opt out consequences check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As educators get ready to roll out the PARCC tests to students next month, school executives met to talk about what happens if parents opt their children out of taking them. State Superintendent John White says students will have to take the tests as federal law... more »
  • Governor's Mansion going red for heart health month

    February 10, 2015 3:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's first lady, Supriya Jindal, says the Governor's Mansion is going red as part of Heart Health Month. In recognition, the Mansion will be lit red through Sunday to highlight the impact of cardiovascular disease on all citizens. It's the seventh straight year the Mansion has been... more »
  • Medical marijuana again heading to La. legislature Play Video

    February 9, 2015 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the second year in a row, state Representative Dalton Honore has filed a bill to make the sale of medical marijuana legal in Louisiana. Since 1991, it's been ok for doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis, but it has not been legal for pharmacists to sell the... more »
  • Lawsuits Costing You check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Jindal's office is breaking the law... for not turning over information you deserve to know. Michael Marsh and The Investigative Unit reveal lawsuits costing you. Thursday, only on WBRZ News 2 at Ten. more »
  • Jindal on portrait: "I'm not white?"

    February 9, 2015 11:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - Governor Bobby Jindal brushed off reporters' questions Monday about a portrait which went viral on social media last week showing Jindal with a different skin tone. "You mean I'm not not white?" Jindal said, echoing comedian Richard Pryor in response to questions at a breakfast session organized... more »
  • LSU outlines dire budget scenarios, layoffs and course cuts

    February 6, 2015 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Internal documents prepared by LSU leaders said deep budget reductions proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal would force widespread layoffs across LSU campuses, shutter academic programs and lessen the value of the degrees students obtain. LSU campuses from Shreveport to New Orleans were asked to explain how a... more »
  • Jindal administration releases mid-year cuts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal administration released their plans Friday to deal with a mid-year budget deficit of more than $103 million. The plan calls for $60.66 million in cuts from state agencies and includes $42.84 million in "revenue opportunities," mostly stopgap spending from state trust funds and one-time... more »
  • Jindal: "I have no reservations" about vaccines

    February 3, 2015 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal has waded into the vaccine debate, urging parents to get their children vaccinated and saying he wouldn't send his children to a school that allowed vaccinations to be optional. In a statement Tuesday, the Republican governor and former health care official said he has "no... more »
  • Coming Soon: Cuts to higher ed, but not TOPS check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2015 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All eyes are on the state budget shortfall as the Jindal Administration discusses making difficult cuts that will likely include major slashing to higher education. While the governor won't announce the budget until later this month, they want to address concerns about the TOPS Program. ... more »
  • Jindal quiet about higher ed cuts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 27, 2015 6:47 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Big cuts are on the way for higher education, but Governor Bobby Jindal isn't saying much about what those cuts will look like. "It's too early to speculate," said Jindal, "certainly the agencies are looking for every opportunity to be more efficient. Everything's on the table." Tuesday... more »
  • Jindal walks fine line at prayer rally check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 24, 2015 8:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Saturday Governor Bobby Jindal walked a fine line between religion and politics. The governor was a central figure at the Response prayer rally and the Louisiana Life March South, an anti-abortion demonstration. Both events were held on the LSU campus. First Jindal led the prayer rally held... more »
  • Jindal refuses to back down from "no-go" zone claims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 21, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal didn't back down Wednesday from controversial statements he made this week in London about Muslims. He repeated his belief about so-called "no-go" zones, areas where he says non-Muslims aren't welcome. "The left doesn't want to admit that this lack of assimilation is now creating... more »
  • BR residents call Jindal's speech 'racist' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 19, 2015 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Local Muslims had strong words for Governor Bobby Jindal and his speech about Islam where the governor attacked moderate Muslims for not standing up to radicals. "Its very shallow, and very unfortunate, and very racist," said Ma'moun Sukkar, a member of the Islamic Center of Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Jindal headed to Europe on economic development trip

    January 11, 2015 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal is headed to Europe, on a trip seeking new foreign investment for Louisiana, with the added opportunity for the possible presidential candidate to burnish his foreign policy credentials. The travel contingent was leaving Sunday for an economic development mission that starts in London... more »
  • Jindal headed to Europe on economic development trip

    January 8, 2015 3:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to Europe this weekend for an economic development mission. The trip also could bolster the governor's international relations credentials as he considers a possible presidential campaign. Jindal's office was announcing the plans Thursday and provided trip details in advance to The Associated... more »
  • Jindal names new members to higher education boards

    January 7, 2015 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has named a former LSU basketball star and a state senator's wife among four new appointees to the state's top higher education policy board. The governor's office announced Wednesday the newest Board of Regents members: -Claudia Adley, of Benton, vice president and co-owner of... more »
  • Weighing 2016 bid, Bobby Jindal to meet with pastors in Iowa

    January 6, 2015 3:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is headed back to Iowa to meet with local pastors and again look for support among Christian evangelicals for a possible White House campaign. The stated reason for Jindal's trip on Tuesday is to talk about his appearance later this month at a... more »
  • State workers could be paying higher premiums

    December 29, 2014 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State workers could have to pay more money for health insurance and lose some coverage at the same time under the Governor's plan to help save the state money. A public hearing was held Monday about the proposed changes to insurance plans for state workers. Many... more »
  • Jindal raises money for Mississippi Lt. Governor

    December 19, 2014 6:55 AM

    GULFPORT, MS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015. A Reeves campaign email says Jindal was appearing at Reeves' fundraiser Thursday evening at a home in Gulfport, with ticket prices ranging from $250... more »
  • State agency fighting Jindal administration over cars Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Public Service Commission is fighting back against Governor Jindal's administration to keep its state cars. This comes after the Division of Administration announced plans to auction more than 700 state vehicles in early 2015. Of the state's more than 11,000 vehicles around 1,400 of... more »
  • Hundreds of state vehicles to be sold by Jindal administration

    December 12, 2014 3:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration intends to sell 709 state vehicles at auction early next year as a cost-cutting move. Ruth Johnson, deputy commissioner of administration, said Thursday the vehicles aren't being used enough to justify the continued maintenance costs. In a statement, the governor's Division of Administration... more »
  • Inside the 'Earl' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 2, 2014 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The charity hospital along Airline Highway will soon be gone as the state works on securing a contract to begin demolition of Earl K. Long. The hospital was closed in April 2013, when the state dismantled its charity hospital system. It will cost about $2... more »
  • Job cuts, fund sweep used to close budget gap check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2014 3:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration plans to use a combination of hiring freezes, open position cuts and extra funds such as TOPS money to fill a $180 million gap in the state's budget. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said the plan reduces costs across state agencies while... more »
  • Gov. Jindal to announce state budget cuts Friday

    November 18, 2014 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal will unveil his proposal Friday to rebalance this year's budget, which contains a $171 million hole. The Jindal administration announced Tuesday that it will present its deficit-closing plan to lawmakers within three days, rather than take the full month available to devise its strategy. Despite... more »
  • Kennedy: Higher ed could be 'gutted like a fish' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2014 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After the state's Revenue Estimating Committee decided to trim back cash flow forecasts for the fiscal year, Treasurer John Kennedy warned Governor Jindal could take an axe to higher education to make up the difference. "Let me be blunt, they're gonna gut LSU and Southern and... more »
  • Republicans unite to support Cassidy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 10, 2014 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy is getting some help in his seat from both local and national GOP leaders in his quest to unseat Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. One of the noteworthy guests at today's Republican Unity Rally: Former Senatorial candidate Rob Maness. The Tea Party favorite... more »
  • Feds want Jindal's Common Core lawsuit dismissed

    November 5, 2014 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Obama administration is asking a federal judge to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit accusing it of illegally coercing states to adopt the Common Core education standards. A request was filed in Baton Rouge federal court this week, asking for the Republican governor's lawsuit to be dismissed.... more »
  • La 1st lady, businessman giving 8500 books to kids

    October 31, 2014 3:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's first lady and a Baton Rouge businessman are giving a picture book to kindergarten students all around the state. A news release says the Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana's Children and Todd Graves - owner of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - are donating 8,500 copies of... more »
  • Jindal to help in South Carolina governor's race

    October 30, 2014 3:11 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on her campaign bus tour. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Jindal is campaigning Thursday with Haley as her bus stops along the South Carolina coast. The campaign's public schedule says the bus will stop at Coastal Carolina... more »
  • Questions raised about touted $178.5M surplus

    October 11, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration reported a $178.5 million budget surplus for the state fiscal year that ended June 30. However, legislative financial advisers are questioning the new method used to produce the surplus figure. And state Treasurer John Kennedy said Friday that if the traditional methodology... more »
  • Jindal campaigns in New Hampshire

    September 26, 2014 8:59 PM

    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Gov. Bobby Jindal has joined Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein on two education-related campaign stops, and both were quizzed by youngsters. Jindal, who's likely considering a run for president in 2016, and Havenstein visited a charter school in Manchester on Friday before touring US FIRST, a student... more »
  • La. Gov. Jindal helping out Florida GOP

    September 13, 2014 12:09 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping Florida Republicans focused on trying to get Gov. Rick Scott re-elected. Jindal is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of Florida's annual fundraising dinner being held Saturday at Walt Disney World. Jindal is another potential 2016 presidential... more »
  • Hearing set in Jindal Common Core lawsuit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 9, 2014 3:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal will have to wait a few months to have his day in federal court in his lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Common Core education standards. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick set a Nov. 20 hearing date to consider the Republican governor's claims.... more »
  • Democrats blame Jindal for ER near-closure check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 2, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democrats blasted Governor Jindal over his healthcare policies as the threat to close the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City renewed calls for the governor to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Ethel Wicker is grateful for Baton Rouge General having a working emergency room. She... more »
  • Jindal sues feds over Common Core check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2014 5:37 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The governor's personal crusade over Common Core has now brought him to file suit against the federal government as he continues to try to remove the state from the Common Core. Jindal opened up a new front in his war against Common Core, saying the feds are... more »
  • Jindal sues feds over Common Core check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2014 4:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers... more »
  • Jindal supports reversal of Edmonson pension boost

    August 19, 2014 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal believes the last-minute passage of a pension hike for his state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, was improperly handled, according to the governor's office. Jindal spokesman Mike Reed said Tuesday the governor will support efforts to reverse the law change in the next legislative session.... more »
  • Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

    August 18, 2014 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards. District Judge Todd Hernandez is hearing arguments Monday in the preliminary injunction request. The Common Core standards are math and English... more »
  • This OMV only has one employee Play Video

    August 15, 2014 8:19 PM

    CLINTON - State lawmakers say the wait times are too high at Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles locations, and it's created a problem for those who need to get their paperwork organized on time. Rep. Kenneth Havard says he's had constituents call complaining of 90 minute wait times. In... more »
  • New glass manufacturing facility announced for BR

    August 15, 2014 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new glass manufacturing facility is coming to Baton Rouge. Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced Glaz-Tech will make a $4 million investment to bring their new facility to the capital city. The new facility will create 50 direct jobs and 97 indirect jobs. Glaz-Tech recently... more »
  • Anti-Common Core hearing today check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 15, 2014 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The court battle over the future of Louisiana's education continues today. Later today, state District Judge Tim Kelley will hold a hearing for an anti-Common Core challenge filed by 17 state lawmakers. They claim the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) broke a state law... more »
  • Former congressman named to LSU governing board

    August 15, 2014 3:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has tapped a former congressman who gave him one of his first jobs to be the newest member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Jindal's office announced Thursday that the Republican governor has appointed Jim McCrery, of Shreveport, to the 16-member governing board. McCrery... more »
  • Lawmakers criticize lengthy waits at OMV locations

    August 14, 2014 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers say they're getting hit with complaints about wait times at Office of Motor Vehicles locations around Louisiana, and they're asking for more details about the cause. Members of the Legislature's joint budget committee said Thursday they want agency leaders to explain why waits have spiked.... more »
  • Jindal wants details on immigrant children in La.

    July 31, 2014 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is blasting President Barack Obama's administration for providing few details to Louisiana officials about the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors here. The Republican governor sent a letter Thursday to the president, saying placement of the children in... more »
  • BESE says constitutional authority at stake with suit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While teachers and families prepare for classes to start in a couple of weeks, state leaders are swamped with lawsuits and political fights over the participation in Common Core. The state's top school board voted Tuesday to join a lawsuit already filed against Governor Bobby Jindal... more »
  • Jindal orders state help to fix road through SU

    July 19, 2014 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the state transportation department to help fix a main road through the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge. The road has been unusable for nearly a month. E.C. Harrison Road gave way when an aging culvert crumbled. University officials sought state aid... more »
  • Jindal OKs 6-year driver's license renewal

    June 21, 2014 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will have a six-year driver's license. Currently, drivers must renew their licenses in the state every four years. A bill by Republican Sen. Dan Claitor, of Baton Rouge, will change the renewal period to six years. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill Friday. The change kicks... more »
  • Jindal vetoes REAL ID bill

    June 21, 2014 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that allows Louisiana to issue driver's licenses that comply with the security measures of the federal REAL ID law. Jindal said he vetoed the bill Friday at the request of Louisiana State Police, which pushed the change. Jindal says the... more »
  • Watch: Wednesday's Common Core debacle check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Wednesday quickly became a power struggle for the governor and his appointed education chief, John White, over Common Core and if it should be taught in Louisiana classrooms. Each disagrees with the other: the Governor is against the educational standards while White is for them and said... more »
  • Jindal rejects bill to stall Common Core effects

    June 13, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An effort to delay the consequences of using the Common Core education standards until the 2016-17 school year has been rejected by Gov. Bobby Jindal. On Friday, Jindal vetoed a bill that would have pushed back the effects of the new standards to one year longer than... more »
  • Jindal rejects ban on loose dogs in pickup trucks

    June 13, 2014 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Loose dogs still will be allowed in pickup truck beds on Louisiana's interstates. Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill Friday that would have required dogs riding in the back of trucks to be secured with a leash, crate or a ventilated truck bed cover when on an... more »
  • Lawmakers hand Jindal decision-making on projects

    June 13, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have given Gov. Bobby Jindal all the power to choose among their favored projects in next year's construction budget. They packed the bill so it contains $389 million more than the state has money to spend, leaving the governor to pick and choose which water system... more »
  • Jindal-hired contractor releases its savings ideas

    June 3, 2014 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The contractor hired by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to find ways to save the state money has turned in its 425-page report, which outlines $2.7 billion in savings ideas over five years. Recommendations from Alvarez & Marsal include restructuring management, selling property, consolidating offices and cutting insurance... more »
  • Jindal delays signing bill to kill anti-oil suit

    June 2, 2014 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to delay signing a bill aimed at killing a lawsuit filed by a southeast Louisiana levee board against 97 oil and gas companies. Jindal said Monday he agreed to postpone at the request of the state attorney general, who wanted time to... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to try out Jindal health plan

    May 30, 2014 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana could become a testing ground for Gov. Bobby Jindal's health care alternative to the federal health care overhaul, under a bill that has received final backing from lawmakers. Democratic Sen. Ben Nevers, of Bogalusa, proposed trying to use Jindal's "America Next" health care plan in Louisiana,... more »
  • Jindal to decide whether truck stop can keep tiger

    May 30, 2014 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have decided to let a Grosse Tete gas station owner keep a tiger onsite, overruling court decisions against him. The House voted 67-26 Friday to send the measure by Port Allen Sen. Rick Ward, a Republican, to the governor. Ward's bill would exempt Michael Sandlin -... more »
  • La. Senate approves $24.6B budget for next year

    May 29, 2014 4:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators have approved a nearly $25 billion budget to finance state government operations and services next year. The spending plan includes new spending on health care and education programs. Rank-and-file state workers would get a pay raise, but would also face new premium hikes for health insurance.... more »
  • Robertson to speak at Republican Leadership Conference

    May 28, 2014 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The patriarch of Louisiana's Duck Dynasty family will take his talking points to the Republican Party tomorrow. Phil Robertson will join Governor Bobby Jindal at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. It comes a week after comments he made during a Easter Sunday church sermon... more »
  • Tanning bed ban for minors signed into law

    May 23, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to ban Louisiana's minors from using tanning beds. The governor's office announced Friday that Jindal signed into law the bill by New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat, that prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using the tanning facilities. Supporters... more »
  • New law toughens registration law for sex offenders

    May 23, 2014 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law on Thursday that stiffens the punishment for sex offenders and child predators who fail to register with the state. Jindal said the bill makes failing to register a criminal offense and requires jail time for convicted offenders who... more »
  • Sorrento asks Jindal not to appoint interim police chief

    May 21, 2014 6:42 AM

    SORRENTO - The Sorrento Town Council has asked Governor Bobby Jindal not to appoint an interim police chief to fill the vacancy left when Earl Theriot resigned in February. Three council members voted for the measure during a meeting Tuesday. The Governor's Office has said they would defer to the... more »

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