December 31, 2013 7:29 AM
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A man serving life in prison as a habitual offender is challenging a new state law that lets judges reduce sentences for prison informants who help unrelated criminal investigations. The Times-Picayune reports that 51-year-old Craig Parent contends the law violates the state constitution's separation of powers... more »
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 »
January 9, 2012 9:50 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is beginning his second term in office with a focus on education and a pledge not to rest on the accomplishments of his first four years. Jindal will be sworn in Monday at the Old State Capitol, in a ceremony overshadowed by... more »
October 26, 2011 7:02 PM
Governor Bobby Jindal made his endorsements for House and Senate leaders, giving the snub to one Acadiana law maker.
The Governor's endorsements came early this year, with one-fifth of the legislature still undecided because of runoff elections.
"The timing of this seems very odd. One would think Jindal... more »
October 19, 2011 7:49 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed Gov. Bobby Jindal as a defendant in a civil suit alleging that a new state law unconstitutionally bars sex offenders from Facebook and other person-to-person Internet sites. The Advocate reports Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson also postponed Tuesday's... more »
August 29, 2011 9:55 AM
TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal tells The News-Star St. John Enterprises, a Louisiana barge manufacturer, will open a facility at the Madison Parish Port that will eventually employ more than 400 people. Jindal will make the official announcement at the port Monday, when he will also present details... more »
August 22, 2011 12:58 AM
A story of politics, friendship, and a birthday party; former Governor Edwin Edwards making his first trip back to Acadiana Sunday night. Music, dancing, and good food is key to any Cajun birthday party in Acadiana, but at Pat's Fisherman's Warf in Henderson, it was one heck of a party... more »
June 13, 2011 10:02 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators are considering whether to open more governor's office records to public view. Republican Sen. Robert Adley has failed in previous attempts to limit the governor's public records exemption, with staunch opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. With heightened tensions between Jindal and the Legislature,... more »
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 »
January 4, 2011 7:55 AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) - The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab province was shot dead Tuesday by one of his guards in the Pakistani capital, apparently because he had spoken out against the country's controversial blasphemy laws, officials said. The killing of Salman Taseer was the most high-profile assassination of a political... more »
December 11, 2010 11:16 PM
Governor Bobby Jindal made a stop in Lafayette Saturday afternoon.
He was at the "Barnes and Noble" on Johnston Street signing copies of his new book---- "Leadership and Crisis." Jindal says he wrote the book to share his policy ideas with the nation, saying Louisiana's experiences with "disaster response"... more »
December 11, 2010 10:42 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's idea to sell state property to offset budget gaps drew complaints Friday from state senators who said it doesn't make sense to generate short-term cash relief for long-term money woes. Members of the Senate Finance Committee discussed the sale proposals as they... more »
October 22, 2010 4:20 PM
From GOHSEP: Today, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) announced a $1,110,859 budget reduction plan that will ensure the agency can continue to deliver critical services and more value. Savings include eliminating unfilled vacancies in areas such as planning, operations, and regional support. Other savings include... more »
October 22, 2010 6:29 AM
Election Day is right around the corner and today the League of Women Voters of Baton Rouge will host a debate between Lt. Governor Candidates Jay Dardenne and Caroline Fayard.
The event will take place at Drusilla Place. Doors open at 11:00 with registration and networking until Noon when... more »
October 14, 2010 5:25 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to New York to meet with his fellow Republican governors, after a stop in New Hampshire to stump for a GOP gubernatorial candidate.
Jindal's office says the governor was in New Hampshire on Thursday to attend a campaign event... more »
October 12, 2010 3:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today, Lt. Governor Scott Angelle responded to the announcement by U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that the moratorium on deepwater drilling has been lifted by the Obama Administration.
“We have worked vigorously over the past four months urging our federal government to lift... more »
October 2, 2010 11:00 PM
Jay Dardenne, GOP, advanced to runoff Lieutenant Governor, Louisiana.
Lieutenant Governor 3,226 of 3,877 Precincts Reporting
James "Jim" Crowley (D)
"Jay" Dardenne (R)
Kevin Davis (R)
... more »
September 30, 2010 10:20 AM
An 18-million dollar state park sitting vacant in Vermilion Parish will open to the public. Lt. Governor Scott Angelle made the announcement this morning. Palmetto State Park was scheduled to open earlier this year after seven years of construction, but due to budget cuts there was no money to open... more »
September 28, 2010 11:00 AM
OAXACA, Mexico (AP) - A hillside collapsed on a rural Mexican community on Tuesday and the region's governor said hundreds of people are feared dead. Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz told the Televisa television network that the early morning landslide in the town Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec buried 100 to... more »
September 2, 2010 5:52 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The latest campaign fundraising reports are due in the Louisiana lieutenant governor's race, offering a glimpse of who's got the edge a month before the election. The finance reports must be filed with the state ethics administration office by Thursday. Eight candidates are running in... more »
August 20, 2010 5:59 PM
The latest poll released by Southern Media & Opinion Research, shows Secretary of State Jay Dardenne leading the Lieutenant Governor's race over musician Sammy Kershaw. But what does the current Lt. Governor have to say about the position that was almost eliminated? KATC caught up with Scott Angelle in Eunice... more »
August 19, 2010 9:19 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173 million program - paid for by BP PLC - to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years. The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state's seafood to consumers. During a news... more »
July 16, 2010 7:20 PM
No matter where you drive in Lafayette---you're bound to see signs promoting the Rally for Economic Survival.
The rally is set for Wednesday at the Cajundome. It's free and open to the public.
Rob Guidry, President of Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, said "we are urging, urging the... more »
July 9, 2010 12:26 PM
Baton Rouge, LA - Sammy Kershaw, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, made his candidacy official today by qualifying at the Secretary of State's office in Baton Rouge.
"I am looking forward to this race and visiting with the people across this state to talk about my Real Plan for... more »
June 8, 2010 11:43 AM
Press Release- Today at 11:00 AM, Governor Bobby Jindal will participate in a Saints Rally to Support Coastal Louisiana that will be held at the Fort Jackson Wildlife Center on 100 Herbert Harvey Drive in Buras, LA at 11 AM. The event is open to the public. Along with Jindal... more »
June 5, 2010 10:19 PM
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and President Obama's commander of the Gulf oil spill response have agreed on a new plan to significantly increase protection along the state's coast. But Riley says getting the blueprint off paper and into the water quickly is vital to ending complaints... more »
May 27, 2010 3:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who
did not seek re-election after Hurricane Katrina, said Thursday
that all levels of government - federal, state and local - have
missed the mark in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.
"It was so... more »
May 13, 2010 7:24 PM
Governor Jindal spent his day in St. Mary Parish, taking an ariel tour of where oil has actually made contact with land, places like Whiskey Island and Raccoon Island. Jindal said, “we did not see the emulsified oil off those islands." Even though it isn’t bad yet, Jindal says he’s... more »
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 »
May 5, 2010 3:35 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has unanimously
confirmed Gov. Bobby Jindal's pick for interim lieutenant governor,
Scott Angelle. A House vote also is expected Wednesday.
Angelle, a Democrat from Breaux Bridge, is currently working as
natural resources secretary for Jindal. If approved... more »
May 5, 2010 11:27 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's nomination to serve as lieutenant governor is advancing in the state Legislature. Jindal chose his natural resources secretary, Scott Angelle, to lead the office left open when Mitch Landrieu became mayor of New Orleans. The nomination must be approved by the state... more »
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 »
April 5, 2010 1:22 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's surprised
how many people have told him they're interested in being appointed
lieutenant governor for the short stint of the appointment.
Jindal intends to name a temporary replacement to fill the
office, which will be... more »
March 30, 2010 3:47 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the state Republican Party announced Tuesday that he is running for lieutenant governor this fall. Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere said he was launching a campaign focused on economic development, tourism promotion and conservative values. "We need strong, principled leaders who... more »
February 24, 2010 6:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal released a statement regarding GM's announcement that it will close its Hummer division, after the proposed sale to Sichuan Tengzhong was not completed.
Governor Jindal said, "We are certainly disappointed that the deal to sell the Hummer brand to Sichuan Tengzhong... more »
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 »
February 11, 2010 1:34 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has sent his Indiana counterpart a New Orleans Saints flag to fly at that state's capitol building, as part of a Super Bowl bet. In a letter sent Wednesday, Jindal told Gov. Mitch Daniels that he looks forward to receiving a... more »
January 28, 2010 11:16 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he is strongly considering a proposal that would scrap the lieutenant governor's job in Louisiana. Jindal Chief of Staff Timmy Teepell told The Advocate newspaper that the proposal under consideration would make the secretary of state second in command.... more »
December 30, 2009 1:31 PM
Twin bombings - one an assassination attempt against an Iraqi provincial governor - killed 23 people and wounded the governor Wednesday in the worst violence in months to hit the western province that was once al-Qaida's top stronghold in Iraq.
Also on Wednesday, a British hostage held for more... more »
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 »
December 4, 2009 4:04 PM
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has activated the GOHSEP Crisis Action Team and state agencies are prepared to respond to forecasted winter weather conditions. GOHSEP is coordinating preparedness and response efforts with the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and the... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
November 6, 2009 1:48 PM
Events planned across state all month
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) will celebrate the 451 families who made adoptive commitments to 582 Louisiana children over the past year at the 11th Annual Adoption Celebration today (Friday, November 6) beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the... more »
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 »
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 »
November 4, 2009 12:20 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has raised over $300 million with a tax amnesty program aimed at lessening the effects of budget cuts. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday called the program a success, noting that it brought in more than twice as much money as expected. Jindal said much... more »
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 »
October 7, 2009 9:38 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Turns out David Letterman doesn't just live on a TV show. He also lives in a glass house, where for years he's hurled comedy zingers at misbehaving politicians, even as he brashly engaged in hanky-panky of his own. In March 2008, Letterman was taking potshots at... more »
September 29, 2009 7:56 AM
Governor Bobby Jindal will be on the fundraising trail again this week. He is planning three events in Washington, D.C. The governor's office says two of the three events are for Jindal's 2011 re-election campaign.
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 »