Gov. Bobby Jindal News

Analysis: Health Insurance, Other Issues Put Pressure on Louisiana Governor

Gov. Bobby Jindal has been viewed as a health care policy wonk, and he’s tried to build on that image ahead of a likely 2016 presidential campaign, positioning himself as the candidate with substantive ideas. But his administration’s handling of …

Flood Board Oil Lawsuit Supporter Backed by Panel

A supporter of a lawsuit against the oil industry was re-nominated to a seat on a south Louisiana flood control board, despite Gov. Bobby Jindal’s vehement opposition to the lawsuit. The nominating committee for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East …

Louisiana Public Worker Health Insurance Program Hemorrhaging Cash

Despite sweeping changes enacted by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration, the health insurance program for state workers and public school employees will have to use $88 million from its reserve fund to cover its costs this year. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal …

Louisiana Senators Say ‘No’ to Suit Against Oil Industry

The Louisiana Senate sided with Gov. Bobby Jindal and the oil industry, agreeing to void a lawsuit that a south Louisiana flood board filed against more than 90 oil and gas companies for coastal damage. Senate Bill 553 by Sen. …

No New Plan for Dealing with Citizens’ Insurance Budget Gap

The governing board for Louisiana’s property insurer of last resort didn’t choose an alternate approach on April 3 to balance the company’s books after a $100 million borrowing plan stalled at the state capitol. Instead, Steve Cottrell, chief financial officer …