Jindal officials says Kennedy could delay projects

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration says Treasurer John Kennedy’s refusal to sign state borrowing paperwork could cost the state money and delay construction projects if a deal can’t be reached soon. And the administration is asking lawmakers to put pressure on Kennedy. Kennedy disputes the claim, saying no construction work is in jeopardy. The dispute centers on whether Louisiana ended last year with a budget surplus or deficit. Kennedy won’t sign financial documents needed for $200… Continue reading →

Jindal’s Ebola stance criticized

The Jindal administration is telling scientists and medical experts who have recently dealt with the Ebola virus to stay away from a national conference that starts Sunday in New Orleans. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which is staging the conference for more than 3,500 people from nearly 100 countries, is urging compliance by its members but criticizing the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency… Continue reading →

Ebola concerns prompt new state policy

The Jindal administration is telling scientists and medical experts who have recently dealt with the Ebola virus to stay away from a national conference that starts Sunday in New Orleans. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which staging the conference for more than 3,500 people from nearly 100 countries, is urging compliance by its members but criticizing the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security… Continue reading →

Quin Hillyer: Jindal’s jobs record goes unappreciated

Rarely has American politics seen a governor so unpopular amid so many economic accomplishments. Bobby Jindal’s home-state approval rating has remained mired in the 30s in most polls for more than a year — but by almost every measure of state financial health during the Jindal years, Louisiana has made great strides. Start with the most basic measure of economic health: total jobs. Beginning when Jindal took office in January 2008, and despite… Continue reading →

Louisiana Spotlight: Ebola worries ripe for La. politicians

Politicians rarely miss an opportunity to mold a crisis to their advantage. With widespread worry about the deadly Ebola virus, Louisiana officials have offered their own concerns and complaints on the disease outbreak, in a way that also just happens to raise their profile and keep their names in the news. Gov. Bobby Jindal, laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, has been the most prolific, using every opportunity to slam President Barack Obama’s… Continue reading →