Louisiana Politics

Governor Jindal signs legislation to reduce Louisiana’s prison population

Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will help rehabilitate low-risk drug offenders housed in Louisiana’s prisons. This bill is part of the Governor’s 2013 Legislative Package.

Jindal and Hunting Energy Services announce completion of $19.6 million Houma facility

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Hunting Energy Services Chief Operating Officer Jim Johnson announced the company’s completion of a $19.6 million capital investment in its new Houma facility.

Jindal signs bills to improve gun safety, strengthen Second Amendment protections

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed six bills into law that will improve gun safety in Louisiana and protect law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Governor Jindal signs more bills into law

Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 399 on June 19. HOUSE

Hunters react to new laws on donating game

Hunters across the state are celebrating a victory, after the Governor signed two laws that will assist hunters in donating their game to charity.

Governor Jindal signs legislation to protect hunting game donations and combat hunger across Louisiana

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that encourages and protects charitable giving of hunting game at a bill signing ceremony with representatives from the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission and Hunters for the Hungry.

Governor Jindal signs more bills into law

Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 365. HOUSE

Governor Jindal signs bills into law

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 253. HOUSE

Two new pro-life laws increase penalties for coerced abortions

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a pair of pro-life bills into law that increase penalties for coerced abortions and strengthen protections for pregnant women across Louisiana.

Trio of environmental reform bills signed into law

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a trio of environmental reform bills into law that will strengthen protections for communities where underground caverns are present.

Metro Council helps to fund program that gives homeless a fresh start

Officials in Baton Rouge say homelessness is a big problem in the Capital City, but they think the best way to change that is not actually in the city.

Port Allen budget battle problems

People living in Port Allen are scared their city could be headed for a financial crisis if city leaders can't move forward with a new budget. Council members got their first look at the mayor's budget Wednesday night.

Department of Debt Recovery officially created

Louisiana is getting into the bill collecting business. Tens of millions owed to the state could soon be coming back to it, thanks to the newly created Department of Debt Recovery.

Port Allen meeting over budget expected to be heated

People living in Port Allen are preparing to hear the Mayor Deedy Slaughter's budget proposal for the first time at a city council meeting tonight. Some are looking at the budget as way to measure where Port Allen stands as a city.

Governor Jindal signs legislation to reduce size, scope of state government

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will reduce the size and scope of state government by cutting down on the number of Boards and Commissions in Louisiana. The bill is part of the Governor’s 2013 Legislative Package.