Louisiana's Public Service Commission refuses to sell vehicles that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration want for $1.4M

The Louisiana Public Service Commission refused Wednesday to sell half its vehicles, as ordered by the Jindal administration, to help fill a hole in the state budget. The five elected commissioners said they represent sprawling districts and need the automobiles to perform their duties. Besides, their cars already are paid for and they would have to rent cars, which is not in the budget, to accomplish the same tasks. The Jindal administration on Dec. 9 ordered… Continue reading →

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on criticized prayer rally: 'It's not a political event; it's a religious event'

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Gov. Bobby Jindal announces his administration's move to pull out of Common Core during a press conference on Wednesday at the Louisiana State Capitol.

. NEW ORLEANS -- Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday defended his role as headline speaker at a prayer rally on Louisiana State University's campus next month that has drawn the ire of protesters who say the group hosting the event promotes discrimination and an anti-gay agenda. The Jan. 24 prayer rally is expected to draw thousands of people to LSU's campus for what Jindal, a Roman Catholic, describes in an invitation as "a time of worship, prayer, fasting… Continue reading →

Backlash brewing over prayer rally Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal planning at LSU; religious group planning event opposes gay marriage, other rights efforts

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Governor Bobby Jindal takes questions from reporters after announcing that Enquero Inc. has selected Lafayette as the site of it's new technology center on Monday at the Lafayette Economic Develpment Authority offices. The Agile Delivery Center will create 350 new technology oriented jobs in Lafayette.

A backlash is brewing over a prayer rally featuring Gov. Bobby Jindal, scheduled for LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center next month. LSU students, faculty and other activists have come out against the event, called “The Response,” largely because it’s being paid for by the American Family Association, a controversial conservative religious group that opposes gay marriage and other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights efforts. A protest has been planned in response to The Response,… Continue reading →

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to return to Iowa for private meetings with pastors

Associated Press file photo -- Gov. Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is planning to return to Iowa in early January. Per an invitation obtained by The Advocate, Jindal will have two events planned on January 6 to meet with pastors. Check out our politics blog for more details on Jindal's plans.… Continue reading →