BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Taxpayer costs of the governor's state police bodyguards have risen since Gov. Bobby Jindal entered office in 2008. A look at what the protective services detail has cost by budget year over Jindal's two terms: -2007-08: $1,481,148 -2008-09: $1,592,612 -2009-10: $1,573,860 -2010-11: $1,970,303
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The cost of Gov. Bobby Jindal's security detail has doubled to more than $3 million since the Republican governor entered office nearly eight years ago, but the Louisiana State Police says the hefty price increase isn't largely driven by Jindal's frequent travel. Protective services for the governor cost just under $1.5 million in the 2007-08 budget year when Jindal first took office.
PoliticalNews.me - Oct 13,2015 - Vitter Delivers REAL ID Extension for Louisianians (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Securitys (DHS) announcement to extend the deadline for Louisiana to be in compliance with the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005.
Up to $82 million in state highway maintenance and repairs in the region will be delayed at least a year or more due to transportation budget cuts, Wisconsin officials said. About 32 projects -- including four originally slated to start next year -- in La Crosse, Vernon, Monroe, Crawford, Jackson and Trempealeau counties will be pushed back as the state Department of Transportation adjusts to limited funding in the 2015-2017 budget.
In politics, the biggest sin isn't lying — it's telling too much of the truth, especially at election time. That's why candidates for governor offer mostly general ideas about how to deal with Louisiana's daunting fiscal challenges. They're afraid if they offer too much honesty and/or too many specifics it will cost them the election.
The prospect of Louisianans having to produce a passport to get on a domestic flight or enter a federal building made news again last week when U.S. Sen. David Vitter and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, along with four of the state's six U.S. representatives, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) asking for more time to comply with the federal REAL ID Act.
Budgets that have been prepared for discussion by the Parish Council include the Parish Mosquito Abatement District, Recreation District, Housing and Urban Development, Public Housing, Global Information Systems/Information Technology, Permitting, Planning and Zoning, Stormwater Management, Public Nuisance, Public Works, Road District No. 10, Parishwide Drainage, Solid Waste, Public Building Maintenance, Criminal Justice Facility, Health Unit, Economic Development District No.
Capping a year dominated by uncommonly personal and emotional debates in the Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown ended his work on legislation Sunday by banning the use of "Redskin" for school mascots, refusing to bar Confederate names on public buildings and declining new access to experimental drugs for the gravely ill. Announcing his decisions on a final cornucopia of bills, the governor also prohibited baseball players from chewing tobacco on the field and made electric skateboards…
Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “A Constitution should be short and obscure.” If he were alive today and able to read our current long and substantive Louisiana Constitution now, he would likely not be pleased. Our first state Constitution was written in 1812, largely rewritten at least 10 times since then and has been amended in bits and pieces numerous times throughout the years.
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