Gov. Bobby Jindal

Election 2012
8:50 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Jindal: Obama re-election won't change path in Louisiana

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is congratulating President Barack Obama for his re-election victory, while saying that won't change his course in Louisiana.

Jindal issued a statement that said, "Here in Louisiana, we will continue to do what we have always done, and that means standing up for our people and doing what we think is right no matter who is president."

Louisiana's governor campaigned across the country for unsuccessful GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who Jindal also congratulated for running a "strong race."

Politics
5:29 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Jindal’s path to be determined by presidential election results

Though not on the Nov. 6 ticket, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s political path nonetheless will be determined by the results of the election.
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What’s next, Bobby?

In a career marked by a series of stepping-stone jobs — with the White House increasingly apparent as the ultimate goal — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s future will depend on who wins November’s presidential election.

Ironically, a victory for his party’s standard-bearer, Mitt Romney, would force Jindal to postpone his presidential ambitions until 2020 because Romney would inevitably seek re-election in 2016.

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Politics
2:31 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Jindal travels to Nevada and Colorado

Gov. Bobby Jindal is again on the campaign trail for Republicans, this time in Las Vegas and Colorado.

Jindal's office announced Wednesday that the governor headed to Las Vegas for events supporting Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, who is locked in a tight Senate race with Democratic challenger Rep. Shelley Berkley.

LSU College of Engineering
10:21 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Jindal backs $100M LSU engineering complex

Gov. Bobby Jindal says he supports the state paying for half of a new $100 million engineering education complex at LSU's flagship campus in Baton Rouge.

Jindal announced Tuesday that he'll include the $50 million proposal in the state's annual construction budget, when he proposes it to lawmakers next year. The other half of the funding is expected to come from private donations, about $8 million of which has been raised so far.

The project involves improvements to an existing building, along with the construction of a new annex dedicated to chemical engineering.

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Election 2012
12:27 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Gov. Jindal on the road much of this week

Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling around the country much of this week for Republican causes.

The governor's office says Jindal headed to Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday for Republican Governors Association events.

On Wednesday, Jindal's office says the governor will be in Iowa for a campaign bus tour aimed at removing an Iowa Supreme Court justice who supported a 2009 court ruling that legalized same sex marriage in the state.

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Politics
3:22 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Recall efforts against Jindal, Kleckley fall short

A group of public school teachers has failed in its efforts to recall Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley.

Angie Bonvillain and Brenda Romero, the two Calcasieu Parish teachers leading the effort, told The Associated Press in an e-mail Thursday that they didn't get enough signatures to force a recall election. The deadline to meet the benchmark was Tuesday.

The teachers were angered by Jindal's education reform that will push more students into private and charter schools.

Baton Rouge Community College
11:49 am
Thu September 20, 2012

New auto technology training center planned for Baton Rouge

Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing nearly $14 million in state construction spending to build a new automobile technology training center at Baton Rouge Community College.

The center will educate students seeking careers in the auto industry, part of a local community effort to bolster skills training in the area.

The governor announced Wednesday that he'll ask the Bond Commission to back the funding through the state's construction budget, the final step to fund the project.

Construction on the training center is expected to begin in 2014.

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Convention Center
1:34 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Berger named to Convention Center board

Brandon Berger has been appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority.

The board oversees convention facilities in New Orleans.

Berger is the owner of The Berger Co.

The appointment was made by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Politics
2:03 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

DOTD hires Faircloth for contract legal work

The Jindal administration has again sought the governor's former executive counsel to do legal work for the state, this time for the Department of Transportation and Development.

Jimmy Faircloth is representing the department in a lawsuit filed by a Shreveport-based health care firm over the route of a highway extension in Caddo Parish. Faircloth said Friday that he was contacted by DOTD last week to do the legal work.

DOTD spokeswoman Jodi Conachen said Faircloth will be paid $175 an hour for the three-year contract, with a cap of $150,000.

State Government
2:38 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Attorney General: Jindal outsourcing plan needs legislative approval

The Louisiana attorney general's office says a Jindal administration plan to hire a private company to manage a state employee health insurance plan requires legislative approval.

In a legal opinion issued Friday, Assistant Attorney General Michael Vallan said the proposed contract between the Office of Group Benefits and Blue Cross/Blue Shield "is subject to review and final approval" by the legislative committees that have jurisdiction over similar matters.

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