NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jay Dardenne is leaving the Secretary of State's office, moving up to lieutenant governor. Dardenne, a Republican, easily defeated Democratic lawyer Caroline Fayard to win the office on Tuesday. Dardenne, 56, says his record as a conservative and a reformer made the difference. "We made a... more »
ATHENS, Texas (AP) - A man known for using an assault weapon to guard his property apparently killed and buried a neighboring landowner, the son of a former Texas governor, then was shot to death by law enforcement officers after he fired dozens of rounds at them, authorities said Monday.... more »
In our coverage of the Governor tonight we focus on the crude disaster. What's governor Jindal saying about the crisis and Louisiana's recovery from it? Today a federal judge in New Orleans told the administration he would not throw out a lawsuit challenging the drilling moratorium. Even though an estimated... more »
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says he wants everyone who has been harmed financially by the BP oil spill to be compensated. Riley was interviewed Sunday on Dauphin Island on CNN's "State of the Union." The show's anchor, Candy Crowley, asked who he wanted to receive... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The governor of Mississippi says his state is not as bad off as its neighbors when it comes to the oil spill. Gov. Haley Barbour said on "Fox News Sunday" that "we have had virtually no oil" wash up on the Mississippi coast. He says media reports... more »
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is angry about U.S. Coast Guard decisions he says have left parts of the northern Gulf Coast vulnerable to pollution from the Gulf oil spill. Riley says the Coast Guard wrongly decided to remove oil barriers from the Alabama and Mississippi coasts... more »
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 »