Jindal http://wrkf.org en Full Speech: Jindal Scraps His Tax Plan http://wrkf.org/post/full-speech-jindal-scraps-his-tax-plan <p>In a 13-minute speech kicking off the 2013 legislative session, Gov. Bobby Jindal said he still wants the legislature to get rid of the income tax in Louisiana, but he let go of his plan for doing so with a big sales tax hike, an increased tobacco tax and the removal of some tax breaks. Listen to the speech in its entirety.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:06:34 +0000 Amy Jeffries 8609 at http://wrkf.org Full Speech: Jindal Scraps His Tax Plan SUV Carrying Jindal Struck; Governor Uninjured http://wrkf.org/post/suv-carrying-jindal-struck-governor-uninjured <p>Louisiana State Police say a sport utility vehicle carrying Gov. Bobby Jindal was hit by a large truck, but the governor was not hurt.</p><p>State police said in a news release Sunday night that a second SUV swerved to avoid the large rental truck and then hit a utility pole. The release says the trooper driving that SUV had minor injuries, but no one else was hurt in the wreck that happened around 5 p.m. in Baton Rouge.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 02:32:27 +0000 Associated Press 7644 at http://wrkf.org Bobby Jindal One Of The Most Unpopular Governors In The Country, Poll Says http://wrkf.org/post/bobby-jindal-one-most-unpopular-governors-country-poll-says Bobby Jindal, once one of the most popular governors in the country, has seen his approval ratings slide over the past two-and-a-half years to just 37 percent, <a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/02/landrieu-leads-potential-foes-for-reelection.html" target="_blank">according to a report released today</a> by the Public Policy Polling organization.<p>That 37 percent of voters who think he's doing a good job is a precipitous decline from the last PPP poll in 2010, when 58 percent of those polled gave him high marks and 34 percent disapproved. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:58:56 +0000 Jason Saul 6172 at http://wrkf.org Medicaid Cuts Take Effect Friday http://wrkf.org/post/medicaid-cuts-take-effect-friday <p>Nearly $52 million in state cuts to Medicaid services go into effect Friday, Feb. 1. The reductions are part of the Dept. of Health and Hospitals’ response to a mid-year shortfall in Louisiana’s general fund.</p><p>The <a href="http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2727" target="_blank">cuts include</a> the elimination of dental benefits for pregnant women and a healthy parenting program for first-time mothers who qualify for Medicaid. Additionally, the rate paid to hospitals and physicians for non-primary care services through Medicaid will be dropped by 1 percent.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:44:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 5481 at http://wrkf.org Dollars will Show Success of Jindal's National Stumping http://wrkf.org/post/dollars-will-show-success-jindals-national-stumping <p>Gov. Bobby Jindal spent the weekend in Washington, D.C., attracting widespread attention with a set of speeches. Many national pundits think Jindal is laying groundwork for a presidential bid in 2016.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:05:53 +0000 Kelly Connelly 5389 at http://wrkf.org Dollars will Show Success of Jindal's National Stumping MONDAY: Activist Faye Williams, GOP Strategist Scott Wilfong http://wrkf.org/post/monday-activist-faye-williams-gop-strategist-scott-wilfong-0 <p>Activist Faye Williams and political strategist Scott Wilfong discuss the school massacre in Connecticut and renewed calls for stronger gun controls. They also discuss the removal of Susan Rice for consideration as Secretary of State, and Gov. Jindal's recent call for over-the-counter contraceptives.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:16:40 +0000 Jim Engster 3675 at http://wrkf.org Jindal Calls for 'End of Birth-Control Politics' http://wrkf.org/post/jindal-calls-end-birth-control-politics <p>In a <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578163120400999616.html" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal opinion column</a>, Gov. Bobby Jindal says birth control pills should be available over-the-counter. &nbsp;</p><p>If women were allowed to get birth control without a prescription, Jindal argues, employers with moral objections would not have to pay for it and Democrats could no longer accuse Republicans of being against contraception. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:02:25 +0000 Amy Jeffries 3554 at http://wrkf.org Denied Request Could Help Clarify Public Records Exemption http://wrkf.org/post/denied-request-could-help-clarify-public-records-exemption <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; "><span class="BodyCopy" style="line-height: 19px; ">The state Department of Education is again denying a request from the Associated Press for information on how schools were chosen to participate in Governor Jindal's voucher program.</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:53:10 +0000 Ashley Westerman 1149 at http://wrkf.org