Gov. Bobby Jindal

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3:34 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Jindal To Use $74M In Savings Ideas Next Year

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration outlined plans to shrink spending across state government by $74 million dollars in the upcoming budget year.
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Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration outlined plans to shrink spending across state government by $74 million dollars in the upcoming budget year that begins July 1.

Ideas include: Thinner asphalt for some paving projects, fewer toll-free numbers across state agencies, allowing pregnant women on Medicaid to use midwives instead of traditional, more expensive delivery rooms, and expanded rehabilitation programs for inmates.

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Politics
3:44 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Jindal Calls On McAllister To Resign

Rep. Vance McAllister won a special runoff election in 2013 for the seat vacated by fellow Republican Rodney Alexander.
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Governor Bobby Jindal is calling for the resignation of Louisiana congressman Rep. Vance McAllister, who was videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife.

Jindal called Rep. McAllister’s behavior "an embarrassment." The governor said today in a statement that if McAllister wants privacy as he's claimed, "the best way to get privacy and work on putting his family back together is to resign from Congress."

McAllister's office says "as of now, there are no plans of resignation."

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WRKF
3:02 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Session Starting: What's the Plan?

Originally published on Mon March 10, 2014 4:55 pm

The 2014 Louisiana legislative session convenes today. Beyond the opening gavel, the big event of the day is Gov. Bobby Jindal’s speech to the full legislature. 

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WRKF
6:03 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Insight: Jindal to Open Session with Short To-Do List

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 4:47 pm

The state legislative session kicks off Monday, March 10, with the traditional address by the governor.


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NPR Story
6:37 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Insight: Jindal Budget Team Gets Creative to Make Ends Meet

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 4:43 pm

As reporters and analysts dug deeper into the state budget proposal this week, the plan was scrutinized for it's creative financing, including using the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund as a pass-through account.


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WRKF
6:36 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Insight: Jindal Budget Mixes Shrinking Federal Allocations with Rosy State Revenues

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 4:31 pm

With all the sleet and freezing rain that seized up our brains in the past week, it would be easy to forget that in the midst of the first sneaux day last Friday, the Jindal administration presented its budget proposal. The budget is approximately $25 billion. And that’s about $600 million less than the spending for the current fiscal year.


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Latest News
3:03 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Abortion Clinics Oppose New Louisiana Regulations

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has enacted new rules for Louisiana's abortion clinics that abortion rights supporters say will make it nearly impossible for the state's five clinics to stay open.

When it enacted the regulations, the Department of Health and Hospitals said they were designed to comply with new laws and to clarify licensing requirements.

But the rules go beyond new restrictions enacted by legislators.

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WRKF
6:03 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Insight: An Almost Balanced Budget Mid-Year

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 5:00 pm

The Revenue Estimating Conference, which crunches the numbers on the state’s income every year, announced on Wednesday that revenues are $35 million short of what was expected for 2013-2014. But for the first time since Gov. Bobby Jindal took office, there should be no mid-year cuts to Louisiana's budget.

 


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Education
1:24 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

School Voucher Legal Defense Costs Increasing By $750,000

The price tag for defending Gov. Bobby Jindal's education policies against legal challenges is growing.

The Department of Education is boosting its contracts for outside lawyers by $750,000, to represent the department in lawsuits against Jindal's voucher program that uses tax dollars to send children to private schools.

A majority of members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education agreed Tuesday to the legal spending.

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WRKF
4:20 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Insight: Gov. Jindal Talks to the Press

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 4:21 pm

Gov. Bobby Jindal made an appearance at the Baton Rouge Press Club on Wednesday. He announced a business trip to Asia and then took questions from reporters for an hour. A rare event for this governor, it has implications for his presidential ambitions and the upcoming legislative session. 

 


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