Former Jindal aides come out in support of half-penny sales tax renewal
Posted on 6/14/2018 2:25:00 PM.

Former Jindal Administration staffers are calling on the House to pass the half-cent sales tax renewal that would fully fund state government, and avoid cuts to programs like TOPS. Former Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater says failing to pass the revenue bill would harm the most vulnerable people in the state.

“We can’t afford more cuts to higher education, healthcare, waiver programs, nursing homes, food stamps, we can’t afford it.”

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UNO poll finds most believe former Gov Bobby Jindal is to blame for state's fiscal woes
Posted on 2/9/2017 5:20:00 PM.
A UNO statewide poll finds 6-out-of-10 Louisiana residents blame former Governor Bobby Jindal for the state's budget problems. The state legislature is set to begin a third special session to correct a budget deficit since Jindal left office. UNO political scienstist Ed Chervenak says the state's fiscal troubles started early in Jindal's term. 
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Could Jindal be in Trump's cabinet?
Posted on 11/10/2016 12:08:00 PM.

Reports have surfaced that former Governor Bobby Jindal is being considered for President-elect Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. Jindal was very critical of Trump when he was also running for president. LSU Political Communications Professor Martin Johnson says after dropping out of the race, Jindal publicly supported Trump.

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Poll finds 51% of residents unhappy with the direction of the state
Posted on 10/28/2016 12:06:00 PM.

Just over half of the Louisiana residents polled say the state is heading in the wrong direction. A University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Poll surveyed about 600 likely voters and 51% are pessimistic about the state’s future. But UNO Pollster Ed Chervenak says 35%say the state is moving in the right direction and that’s a 15% increase over last year.

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Former-governor Bobby Jindal turns 45 today
Posted on 6/10/2016 6:14:00 AM.

Former-governor Bobby Jindal turns 45 today. The former-presidential candidate has kept a low profile since he left the Governor’s Office in January. But UL Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says Jindal’s political career is probably far from over.

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Last minute pay raises approved by former Governor Bobby Jindal add up to millions
Posted on 1/25/2016 1:43:00 PM.
Although the state faces a $750 million mid-year budget deficit, state employees in four departments are getting raises that former Governor Bobby Jindal approved just before leaving office.  LaPolitics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says these pay hikes really add up.
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Louisiana begins process to expand Medicaid
Posted on 1/12/2016 7:08:00 PM.
The state's health department is working to provide government-funded insurance for 300,000 poor working individuals now that Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order to expand Medicaid.
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How will Gov. Jindal be remembered after his 8 years in office?
Posted on 1/8/2016 10:30:00 AM.

Bobby Jindal’s two terms as governor ends on Monday as Governor-elect John Bel Edwards is sworn in. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Jindal came into office as a bright young man with the promise of making Louisiana a better state. He says the soon to be ex-governor had early success in ethics and education.

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A look back at 2015
Posted on 12/31/2015 12:53:00 PM.
In July, we all became Lafayette strong after a shooter entered a movie theater in the Hub City and started shooting. Two people were killed and nine others were injured. The shooter, John Russell Houser, fatally shot himself.
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Louisiana year in politics 2015
Posted on 12/29/2015 3:31:00 AM.

2015 will go down as an extremely memorable year in the history of Louisiana politics. Governor Bobby Jindal’s tenure ended, US Senator David Vitter’s political career ended and Governor-elect John Bel Edwards shocked pundits throughout the state with his victory. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says no one predicted a democrat would become governor.

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