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  • More Details Emerge on UMC, LGMC Partnership

    January 24, 2013 6:44 PM

    Cuts were announced a year ago at University Medical Center. Because of those budget cuts, UMC was set to lose 22-point-five-million-dollars and 173 jobs. In December, Lafayette General Medical Center stepped in announcing a partnership to avoid those cuts. Thursday, a healthcare panel answered questions from the House... more »
  • Where are your tax dollars being "overspent" according to state officials?

    May 10, 2012 11:28 PM

    Nearing the end of the fiscal year, the state faces another deficit. $200-million this year and another projected $300-million next year. So, how are your tax dollars are being overspent? State Treasurer John Kennedy and the Jindal Administration offer separate opinions on how to cut back. "Should taxpayers be... more »
  • Jindal: "mission is not accomplished."

    January 9, 2012 6:32 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal takes the oath of office at the Old State Capitol and faces a list of challengers to cover in his second term. "I, Bobby Jindal, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all duties incumbent upon me." Governor Jindal is... more »
  • Acadiana native enters race for Governor

    September 8, 2011 9:51 PM

    One of the candidates running for Governor is from Opelousas and he thinks he has a shot at winning the October 22nd election. "I have a fighting chance," candidate, Ron Ceasar said. "My slogan is 'not a long shot, your best shot.'" Out of 10 candidates, Ceasar is... more »
  • Jindal's ideas not well received in the legislature

    June 3, 2011 12:34 AM

    Governor Jindal's plan to cut a $1-billion state deficit isn't well received by the house. But it's not just Jindal's budget plan legislators are shooting down. When you add it up, we're talking $230-million. That's how much MORE money the House wants to cut from Governor Jindal's budget plan.... more »
  • Students protest on capitol steps

    April 26, 2011 7:28 PM

    A protest on the steps of the capitol. Southern University supporters asking the legislature to reconsider a bill that would merge SUNO with the University of New Orleans. Both the senate and the house bills cite a need for the merger because of SUNO's low graduation rate and low enrollment... more »
  • Congressional Redistricting: What it Means for Acadiana

    April 14, 2011 12:02 AM

    With a few hours to spare in the special session, state lawmakers reached a compromise on congressional redistricting that would shrink the state's seven districts down to six. "It's probably not the best situation, but knowing that we were going down to the number six, the most important and... more »
  • Tuition Hikes Worry Louisiana Students

    March 14, 2011 11:50 PM

    Criticism quickly followed Governor Bobby Jindal's newly released budget plan. One red flag is tuition hikes for Louisiana colleges. Included in Jindal's new budget is a spending provision of $98 million dollars which Jindal hopes state colleges will get through tuition hikes. "I don't like it, I really... more »
  • Fixing the leaking bucket: mending the state budget

    December 14, 2010 7:04 PM

    "That junkie can sell his TV or sell his stereo but sooner or later he's going to run out of things to sell." That's State Treasurer John Kennedy's take on Governor Jindal's plan to reduce a state budget defecit; now nearing $2-Billion. Kennedy recently wrote a list of 16 ways... more »
  • Cracking Down on Child Sex Crimes

    July 15, 2010 2:49 PM

    The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department supports 5 bills Governor Bobby Jindal signed last week, cracking down on sexual offenders that prey on children. The goal is to better track and punish offenders. The legislative package includes increased sentences for habitual offenders, better ways to get electronic information, and... more »
  • House Committee Backs Gov. Jindals Education Bill

    May 7, 2010 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A House committee has backed one of Gov. Bobby Jindal's signature education bills that would let public schools function more like charter schools, allowing them to waive state laws and education policies. The bill by Bossier City Rep. Jane Smith would let school superintendents apply for... more »
  • Bobby Jindal Nominates Lieutenant Governor

    April 26, 2010 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is nominating his natural resources secretary, Scott Angelle, to serve as lieutenant governor. If approved by lawmakers, Angelle will take over the office after Mitch Landrieu leaves next week to become the mayor of New Orleans. The appointment will last until either... more »
  • Gov. Jindal Announces Funding for Lafayette Area Capital Construction Projects

    April 5, 2010 11:37 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal submitted his capital construction proposal to the legislature today, and it could mean big bucks for various projects in the Lafayette-area. Here's a breakdown of the projects from the Governor's Press Office. BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Jindal announced capital construction proposal for the next... more »
  • Gov. Daniels flies Saints flag for Super Bowl bet

    February 17, 2010 12:29 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is flying a New Orleans Saints flag outside his Statehouse office after losing a friendly Super Bowl wager with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Daniels' office says in a statement that the flag went on display Tuesday in the Statehouse atrium, where it will... more »
  • Budget cut plans due Friday

    January 8, 2010 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Cost-cutting plans for state agencies are due to Gov. Bobby Jindal's fiscal office by Friday evening. Among the newest plans to be announced, the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism won't open six swimming pools at state parks this summer and will close two... more »
  • Streamlining Government

    January 7, 2010 7:38 PM

    One week into the New Year, state officials are talking cuts to balance the state budget. The Governor has ordered most agencies to submit budget-cutting plans by Friday. This as a new report outlines ways to curb government spending in the state. The Commission on Streamlining Government was charged with... more »
  • Jindal Marks Groundbreaking for Widening of Final Segment for La. 28

    December 16, 2009 2:49 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal marked the groundbreaking for the widening of the final segment of La. 28 from the Vernon Parish line to La. 121 in Rapides Parish, which he called a critical corridor for Central Louisiana, Ft.Polk and the country's national security efforts. Governor Jindal said,... more »
  • Governor Jindal Announces Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee

    December 1, 2009 10:09 AM

    Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee. The Respiratory Care Advisory Committee serves to advise the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners on issues affecting applicants for licensure and... more »
  • 53 parishes declared natural disaster

    November 30, 2009 3:41 PM

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has declared 53 parishes as primary natural disaster areas and ten parishes as contiguous disaster areas due to a combination of disasters including a severe drought and excessive rainfall that caused production losses for farmers throughout the state.... more »
  • Price gouging statute in effect during State of Emergency

    November 9, 2009 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.-- Governor Bobby Jindal's state of emergency declaration during Tropical storm Ida also puts into effect Louisiana's price gouging law. Some residents in the southern most parts of the state may have to evacuate as the storm approaches. As residents heed the warnings to fill up their cars... more »
  • Governor Bobby Jindal Says State Preparing for Tropical Storm Ida

    November 9, 2009 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference, following a meeting of the State's Unified Command Group, which assembled to prepare state response efforts for the threat of Tropical Storm Ida. Governor Jindal said, "We saw this storm move up to hurricane status over the weekend... more »
  • Jindal to Make Economic Development Announcement

    November 6, 2009 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal will hold a press conference to make an economic development announcement in Lafayette at the LiteCenter at 11 AM. Later, the Governor will host the LSU baseball team and coaches at the Governor's Mansion at 3:30 PM to congratulate them on their 2009... more »
  • Gov. Jindal Announces a $30 Million Commitment for LSU's New Business Education Complex

    November 5, 2009 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference today to make two announcements: a commitment of $30 million in capital outlay funds for LSU's new business education complex and $303.7 million in collections for the 2009 Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program, surpassing initial estimates for collections. $30 Million... more »
  • DHH tackles the Medicaid budget shortfall

    November 3, 2009 12:14 PM

    Being faced with a $308 million budget shortfall in the Medicaid Program is serious, and the Administration has had to make tough, strategic decisions to ensure that core programs within Medicaid remain intact to protect critical healthcare services for those in need. On behalf of the Louisiana Hospital Association... more »
  • Governor Jindal Awards over $24 Million in Grants to St. Mary Parish

    September 21, 2009 3:29 PM

    PATTERSON - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal awarded four grants totaling $24,331,770 to St. Mary Parish that will go towards hurricane recovery, hazard mitigation and infrastructure improvements. Governor Jindal awarded the funds to local officials in a ceremonial check presentation during a townhall meeting in Patterson as part of his "Louisiana... more »

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