Gov. Bobby Jindal en Jindal To Use $74M In Savings Ideas Next Year <p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 20:34:32 +0000 Associated Press 60604 at Jindal Calls On McAllister To Resign <p>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.</p><p>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."</p><p>McAllister's office says "as of now, there are no plans of resignation."</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:44:13 +0000 Associated Press 58241 at Session Starting: What's the Plan? <a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2014 Louisiana legislative session convenes today. Beyond the opening gavel, the big event of the day is Gov. Bobby </span>Jindal’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speech to the full legislature.&#160;</span><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:02:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 55453 at Insight: Jindal to Open Session with Short To-Do List The state legislative session kicks off Monday, March 10, with the traditional address by the governor.<a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 55264 at Insight: Jindal Budget Team Gets Creative to Make Ends Meet 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.<a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:37:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 54422 at Insight: Jindal Budget Mixes Shrinking Federal Allocations with Rosy State Revenues 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.<a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 53148 at Abortion Clinics Oppose New Louisiana Regulations <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">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.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:03:06 +0000 The Associated Press 52992 at Insight: An Almost Balanced Budget Mid-Year 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.<p>&#160;<a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 52234 at School Voucher Legal Defense Costs Increasing By $750,000 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The price tag for defending Gov. Bobby Jindal's education policies against legal challenges is growing.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">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.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:24:37 +0000 The Associated Press 52157 at Insight: Gov. Jindal Talks to the Press 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.&#160;<p>&#160;<a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 51766 at