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  • State Debating Higher Education Tuition Hikes Play Video

    April 30, 2013 7:26 PM

    Depending what happens in the legislature, tuition could rise for thousands of students at universities across the state. Tuesday, the House Education Committee held a hearing on a proposed bill which would allow universities to raise tuition without legislative approval. "We're trying desperately to maintain quality and performance... more »
  • Acadiana Teachers Rally at State Capitol Play Video

    April 24, 2013 10:26 PM

    Teachers from all over Acadiana hit the steps of the Capitol calling for change. They made it very clear they don't support Governor Bobby Jindal's education proposals, specifically the Act One Legislation. That plan consists of a number of education bills, some deal with teacher evaluations and others would... more »
  • Violence Shelters Bracing for Cuts

    January 7, 2013 6:21 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal is coming under fire for cutting the budgets of battered women's shelters. Funding for family violence prevention and intervention programs was cut by nearly one-million-dollars--that's a 16-percent reduction. The goal is to try and close a 166-million dollar mid-year budget deficit. The Jindal administration says the... more »
  • Governor Jindal Cuts $100,000 From CODOFIL's Budget

    June 19, 2012 6:24 PM

    Using his veto power, Governor Jindal has cut $100,000 from the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, also known as CODOFIL. This 40 percent slash to the budget could affect French Immersion. Heba Elseginy's three kids are in French Immersiona at Praire Elementary. Since they started, she's noticed... more »
  • Governor Jindal on Economic Development Announcement in New Orleans

    February 17, 2012 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Friday, February 17, 2012, Governor Jindal will make an economic development announcement in New Orleans at 1:15 PM. The announcement will be held at the IP Building in downtown New Orleans at 643 Magazine St.
  • Gov. Jindal begins 2nd term in office Monday

    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 »
  • Jindal Snubs Acadiana Representative, Influences Leadership Votes

    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 »
  • Lawmakers Trying to Make Governor's Records More Transparent

    June 10, 2011 7:40 PM

    Some lawmakers feel Governor Jindal is hiding too much information from the public. Senator Robert Adley has been pushing for more transparency in the governor's records for years, but hopes this year his bill will finally pass. Adley said, since Governor Jindal took office, he's made too many of... more »
  • Partnership to Reform Criminal Justice System

    January 20, 2011 12:26 PM

    Louisiana was selected for a new partnership with The Pew Center on the States' Public Safety Performance Project, which will fund research on Louisiana's criminal justice system to develop a set of policies to reform the system and make it more effective and efficient. Today, Governor Bobby Jindal was... more »
  • Jindal Approval

    January 3, 2011 8:08 PM

    The man who started a petition to recall Governor Jindal is looking for more support. Opelousas native Ronnie Ceasar is hosting town hall meetings throughout the state. Monday, he held two in Lake Charles and Lafayette. But, a new poll suggests supporters have already spoken. Last week, a poll... more »
  • Petition to Recall Jindal

    December 17, 2010 8:06 PM

    With less than a year until the next governor's race, a petition has been filed to recall Governor Bobby Jindal. The petitioner, Ronnie Ceasar of Opelousas, filed the documents Wednesday afternoon with the Secretary of State's Office. Ceasar says he's fed up with cuts to Louisiana's higher education and... more »
  • Governor Makes Stop to Sign Books

    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 »
  • The Rally for Economic Survival Attracts Local Business Owners

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Governor Jindal and Saints to Rally Support for Coastal Louisiana

    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 »
  • Jindal Looks to St. Mary Parish for Help

    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 »
  • Governor Jindal Makes Announcement On Hummer Changes

    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 »
  • Jindal sends Saints flag to Indiana governor

    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 »
  • $29 Million For Acadiana Transportation Projects

    December 15, 2009 6:47 PM

    Acadiana is getting $29 million for three transportation projects. The shovel ready projects were already planned for two or three years from now, but the state came up with a plan to free-up money and start the projects in 2010. A St. Landry Parish project is one of three on... more »

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