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Gov. Bobby Jindal signs bill to tighten Louisiana explosives rules

Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:46
BATON ROUGE Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to toughen state regulations and oversight of explosives licenses in Louisiana. Jindal signed into law Wednesday the bill by Sen. Francis Thompson, a Democrat from Delhi. The measure was a response to the discovery of millions of pounds of improperly stored military propellant at Camp Minden. An October 2012 explosion led to an investigation in which a Louisiana State Police investigator discovered the propellant.
Jindal signs bill to tighten La. explosives rules
Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:01
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to toughen state regulations and oversight of explosives licenses in Louisiana. Jindal signed into law Wednesday the bill by Sen. Francis Thompson, a Democrat from Delhi. The measure was a response to the discovery of millions of pounds of improperly stored military propellant at Camp Minden. An October 2012 explosion led to an investigation in which a Louisiana State Police investigator discovered the propellant.
Sen. Francis Thompson Authors First Bill Signed into Law this Session
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:31
BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill today that will give the state stricter oversight on explosives facilities. District 34 State Senator Francis Thompson (D-Delhi) authored the measure, Senate Bill 129, in response to a massive blast at Camp Minden in Webster Parish in October 2012. SB 129, co-authored by Senator Mike Walsworth and Representative Jeff Thompson, authorizes the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections to inspect explosives facilities.
Senators reject Louisiana Medicaid expansion bill
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:30
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers again have turned away efforts to expand the state Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care law, with the Senate health committee overwhelmingly rejecting the idea Wednesday. The definitive 6-2 vote against expansion likely ends the Senate’s debate on the issue for the session. Similar bills await discussion in the House health committee, but they are expected to meet the same fate if lawmakers choose to…
Bobby Jindal's Common Core pivot mentioned in the New York Times
Monday, 21 April 2014 16:31
Declaring Common Core will be a divisive issue for Republicans nationwide that could dog GOP candidates throughout the 2016 primaries, the New York Times points specifically to Gov. Bobby Jindal's backpedaling on the academic standards as an example of conservatives' emerging hostility to them. "Mr. Jindal's position [on Common Core], a reversal for him, shows how quickly conservative opposition has grown," wrote Jonathan Martin, in his article "Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core".
Landrieu faces her toughest political storm
Monday, 21 April 2014 13:00
STORY HIGHLIGHTSA changed political climate, influence of outside money complicates re-election bidLandrieu has faced tough political battles and runoffs in previous racesLouisiana's Senate race could determine control of the chamberLandrieu has had to carefully distance herself from the President in some instances Editor's note: The 2014 midterm elections will come down to a battle for control of the Senate.
Where things stand in the La. legislative session
Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:01
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana lawmakers are entering the second half of their three-month regular legislative session, which must end by June 2. Where some of the major issues stand: BUDGET: Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed a $25 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1. It would put new dollars into education, health care and state worker pay raises.
Louisiana Upholds Ban On Oral Sex, While Necrophilia Remains Legal
Friday, 18 April 2014 11:00
The Louisiana House of Representatives voted this week to uphold an anti-sodomy law that bans oral sex in the state. A measure to remove the ban failed by a wide margin Tuesday, in a vote of 27-67. Meanwhile, according to The Blot, necrophilia or sex with a dead person is technically legal in the state of Louisiana. The anti-sodomy law was overturned and declared unconstitutional after a 2003 U.S.
Louisiana Upholds Ban On Oral Sex, While Necrophilia Remains Legal
Friday, 18 April 2014 11:00
The Louisiana House of Representatives voted this week to uphold an anti-sodomy law that bans oral sex in the state. A measure to remove the ban failed by a wide margin Tuesday, in a vote of 27-67. Meanwhile, according to The Blot, necrophilia or sex with a dead person is technically legal in the state of Louisiana. The anti-sodomy law was overturned and declared unconstitutional after a 2003 U.S.
Louisiana Bond Commission backs Bobby Jindal plan for surplus cash
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:16
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work. The plan uses dollars that are limited in how they can be spent to pay off debt early. The pre-payment tactic frees up the same amount of unrestricted, state general fund money in the 2014-15 budget to spend…
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