Originally published on Fri March 1, 2013 7:52 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal has remained steadfast thus far in his opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saying it’s too expensive and that Medicaid is an outdated, inflexible program.
Not expanding Medicaid it will have a direct effect on low-to-moderate income New Orleanians.
Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 5:54 pm
Governor Bobby Jindal wants to eliminate the state income tax and make up for the lost revenue by increasing state sales taxes. He is seeking money to run a media campaign in support of his proposal.
But Louisianians are not likely to be asked to vote on the tax reforms until late 2014. So why lobby support from the general public now?
WRKF’s Ashley Westerman put that question to LSU professor and director of the Manship School’s Public Policy Research Lab Kirby Goidel.
The chairman of the House budget-writing committee says he's feeling a bit better about coping with the state's more than $1 billion shortfall.
Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Fannin made the comments Thursday after he got a sneak peek at Gov. Bobby Jindal's spending recommendations for next year.
Fannin says the Jindal administration anticipates significant savings from privatization plans for the LSU charity hospital system, and that will help partially close the budget gap.
Bobby Jindal, once one of the most popular governors in the country, has seen his approval ratings slide over the past two-and-a-half years to just 37 percent, according to a report released today by the Public Policy Polling organization.
Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 3:37 pm
After running on a platform of increased transparency, the Gov. Bobby Jindal has relied on a law that shields gubernatorial documents from public view to dodge open records requests from the press.