The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


LA 2012 Archives


Louisiana Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives


New year, same political debate in Louisiana Capitol (The Times-Picayune, 12/31/12)
COMMENTARY: Jindal attack on Landrieu misses mark (The Advocate, 12/24/12)
New flex fuel regulations set aside $9 million in tax claims (The Advocate, 12/21/12)
Jindal gaining reputation for punishing those who stand in his way (The Lens, 12/21/12)
Bobby Jindal weighs in on … birth control (American Thinker, 12/20/12)
Louisiana economy is strong, Jindal declares (The Times-Picayune, 12/20/12)
COMMENTARY: Debating vouchers in Louisiana, where public schools are already devalued (The Times-Picayune, 12/20/12)
COMMENTARY: Mary Landrieu, Bobby Jindal, and the politics of Medicaid expansion (The Times-Picayune, 12/19/12)
The GOP better listen to Bobby Jindal on birth control (The New Republic, 12/18/12)
Jindal education reform: One section of four ruled unconstitutional by district judge (The Times-Picayune, 12/18/12)
Economist warn federal tax increase to cut La. revenue (The Advocate, 12/18/12)
Former LSU hospitals head takes Medicaid critique to national stage (The Times-Picayune, 12/18/12)
Without a safety net: Abandoning Louisiana’s uninsured (the Atlantic, 12/18/12)
OPINION: Jindal’s spending cuts affect most vulnerable population (The Advertiser, 12/17/12)
OPINION: Gov. Bobby Jindal skirts around open records laws (Daily World, 12/16/12)
COMMENTARY: Jindal’s health exchange reluctance makes sense (The Times-Picayune, 12/15/12)
Jindal administration unveils $165.5 million in cuts, financing changes to close deficit (The Times-Picayune, 12/14/12)
Bobby Jindal birth control op-ed spurs wide range of reactions (The Times-Picayune, 12/14/12)
Bobby Jindal’s silly proposal for over-the-counter birth-control (The Daily Beast, 12/14/12)
Bobby Jindal’s small government case for over-the-counter birth control (Slate, 12/14/12)
Bobby Jindal takes a ‘bold’ stand on contraception (Esquire, 12/14/12)
Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter (Politico, 12/14/12)
Bobby Jindal doesn’t understand birth control (Salon, 12/14/12)
Former Louisiana governors recall their terms (The Advocate, 12/13/12)
Jindal administration to announce $129M in cuts; colleges and health care expected to take big hits(The Times-Picayune, 12/13/12)
Bobby Jindal: Oral contraceptives should be available over the counter (The Times-Picayune,12/13/12)
Jindal pushes Obama to meet with GOP governors on Medicaid (The Hill, 12/13/12)
In DC, Louisiana’s health chief defends Jindal decision not to expand Medicaid (The Times-Picayune,12/13/12)
Bobby Jindal defends school voucher program struck down by state court (TPM, 12/11/12)

Jindal rips teachers union, touts education reform (RealClearPolitics, 12/11/12)
Top Jindal aides use personal email to strategize (Politico, 12/10/12)
Aide says Jindal camp does not own 2016 website (The Advocate, 12/9/12)
Boustany defeats Landry in Louisiana’s 3rd District runoff (The Times-Picayune, 12/8/12)
COMMENTARY: Jim Letten leaves US Attorney’s office, doesn’t turn out the lights (The Times-Picayune, 12/7/12)
Jindal meets with casino magnate (The Advocate, 12/7/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s ‘cliff diving’ column draws fire from the left (The Times-Picayune, 12/7/12)
Bobby Jindal for president in 2016? The early line (The Times-Picayune, 12/7/12)
Bobby Jindal: Cliff diving (Politico, 12/6/12)
COMMENTARY: Families benefiting from vouchers wonder if they may lose yet again (The Times-Picayune, 12/6/12)
Louisiana voucher case judge: Quick ruling should not have been a surprise (The Times-Picayune,12/6/12)
Bobby Jindal unclear on what fiscal cliff is (New York Magazine, 12/6/12)
Bobby Jindal’s dumbed-down conservatism (Slate, 12/6/12)
The ‘New’ Bobby Jindal (gambit, 12/5/12)
Voucher ruling not a ‘crippling setback’ for Gov. Bobby Jindal, New York Times say (The Times-Picayune, 12/4/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sasol announce major manufacturing project in western Louisiana (The Times-Picayune, 12/3/12)
Judge deals a setback to Louisiana’s voucher program (New York Times, 12/3/12)
Judge rules voucher funding is unconstitutional (The Advocate, 12/3/12)
How Bobby Jindal got his Mojo back in 2012 (Buzzfeed, 12/3/12)
OPINION: Lost in Louisiana (Wall Street Journal, 12/2/12)
Judge blocks Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature school voucher program (Christian Science Monitor,12/1/12)
Bobby Jindal creationist bill ruled unconstitutional by Louisiana court (PolicyMic, 12/1/12)
Jindal blasts school voucher ruling (WWL, 12/1/12)
COMMENTARY: Better public schools, not vouchers, are what Louisiana families need (The Times-Picayune, 12/1/12)
Court rejects Louisiana’s broad voucher program (Education Week, 12/1/12)


VIDEO: Judge rules against the Louisiana voucher program (WAFB, 11/30/12)
Louisiana voucher case ruling: Reactions of the parties (The Times-Picayune, 11/30/12)
Legislator testifies vouchers illegal in consolidated trial (The Advocate, 11/30/12)
Hospital appraisal falls short of state plan (The Advocate, 11/30/12)
Louisiana: Voucher hub, legal battleground (Education Week, 11/30/12)
Bobby Jindal takes one in the chops (Esquire, 11/30/12)
Jindal voucher overhaul unconstitutionally diverts public funds to private schools, judge rules (The Times-Picayune, 11/30/12)
Jindal calls voucher ruling ‘a travesty’ for parents (WWL-TV, 11/30/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s ambitious charter school initiative struck down in court (The Daily Caller, 11/30/12)
LA Gov. Jindal’s private school tuition voucher program ruled unconstitutional by state judge (AP, 11/30/12)
Bobby Jindal’s school voucher program ruled unconstitutional (Washington Post, 11/30/12)
Judge rules Louisiana school voucher program unconstitutional (Reuters, 11/30/12)
JINDAL: Now more than ever, we need to put students first (The Daily Caller, 11/29/12)
Testimony wraps up in lawsuit against vouchers (AP, 11/29/12)
EDITORIAL: Teachers should be active in reform effort (American Press, 11/28/12)
Louisiana voucher lawsuit first day ends, ruling expected this week (The Times-Picayune, 11/28/12)
Jindal’s new ‘moderate’ stance derailed by creationism case (The Raw Story, 11/28/12)
Louisiana education case highlights Bobby Jindal’s creationism state (The Guardian, 11/28/12)
Louisiana education lawsuit: Teachers association expects protracted legal battle (The Times-Picayune, 11/27/12)
Lawmakers disagree on how tax overhaul savings should be used (AP, 11/21/12)
COMMENTARY: Moving on, bobby Jindal runs over Mitt Romney (The Times-Picayune, 11/20/12)
Jindal: ‘We … don’t need to be saying stupid things’ (Politico, 11/18/12)
Bobby Jindal rejects Mitt Romney’s ‘gifts’ theory (Politico, 11/14/12)
More state workers laid off in past four months than in any year of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tenure (The Times-Picayune, 11/14/12)
Jindal: End ‘dumbed-down conservatism’ (Politico, 11/13/12)


Jindal’s approval drops by 13 points since 2011, poll says (The Advocate, 10/22/13)

Gov. Bobby Jindal campaigning for Romney in Virginia (AP, 10/10/12)
Commentary: Louisiana Supreme Court still drawing lines based on race (The Times-Picayune,10/9/12)
Treasurer Kennedy rebuffs Jindal (The Advocate, 10/9/12)
Poll: Vitter has edge as Jindal successor (The Advocate, 10/9/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal to head Republican Governors Association in 2013 (AP, 10/8/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s out-of-state travel draws criticism on different fronts (The Times-Picayune,10/8/12)
Commentary: Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana duck: Been there, done that (Bayou Buzz, 10/8/12)
Gov. Jindal adds hurdle for purchase of new state vehicles (AP, 10/8/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal pursues sale of old insurance building site (Shreveport Times, 10/5/12)
Jindal’s path to be determined by presidential election results (The Lens, 10/4/12)
Deeper LSU hospital cuts being discussed (Shreveport Times, 10/4/12)
Jindal’s approval drops by 13 points since 2011, poll says (The Advocate, 10/3/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal on campaign trail out West (AP, 10/3/12)
Pollster explains why Gov. Bobby Jindal is losing popularity (Bayou Buzz, 10/2/12)
Louisiana Poll: Jindal, budget cuts, Landrieu education reform, LSU, Legislature (Bayou Buzz, 10/2/12)
Commentary: Bobby Jindal, Mitch Landrieu should fight the good fight on pension reform (The Times-Picayune, 10/2/12)
Jindal staff shake-up announced (The Advocate, 10/1/12)
Jindal shuffling top staff, chief of staff exits after five years (The Advertiser, 10/1/12)
Pension fund for New Orleans firefighters on shaky ground after missteps (The Times-Picayune,10/1/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal to announce staff shake-up Monday (The Times-Picayune, 10/1/12)


For New Orleans, a daily that’s no longer a daily (New York Times, 9/30/12)
Groups: Preserve state tax breaks (The Advocate, 9/29/12)
Bobby Jindal calls Obama ‘most liberal president since Jimmy Carter’ at PA GOP event (9/28/12)
Louisiana death-row inmate Damon Thibodeaux exonerated with  DNA evidence (Washington Post,9/28/12)
Jindal courts GOP, Koch as Louisiana sinks and sinkhole persists (Bayou Buzz, 9/28/12)
Bobby Jindal: Gay marriage slippery slope to overturning Second Amendment (The New Civil Rights Movement, 9/28/12)
Editorial: Louisiana tax credit for alternative-fuel vehicles was a costly mess (The Times-Picayune,9/26/12)
Commentary: Jindal might have other Louisiana budgetary, reform motives in mind (Bayou Buzz, 9/26/12)
Commentary: Jindal treats all equal – shabbily (Hammond Star, 9/26/12)
Jindal administration seeks to use Hurricanes Gustav, Ike recovery money for preschool program(AP, 9/26/12)
Gov. Jindal on the road much of this week (AP, 9/26/12)
Commentary: Iowa, Montana, Indiana: Please take Jindal, our governor (Bayou Buzz, 9/26/12)
Commentary: Lawmakers in Louisiana are out of the loop (The Times-Picayune, 9/26/12)
Lawmaker asks for special session to restore state legislative powers (Jena Times, 9/26/12)
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal urges Iowa voters to vote ‘No’ on Wiggins, Obama (Des Moines Register,9/26/12)
Opinion: Your legislator is last among equals (The Advertiser, 9/25/12)
Jindal traveling until Wednesday for Republican governors event, Christian bus tour (The Times-Picayune, 9/24/12)
Hurricane Isaac not producing outpouring of national support (The Times-Picayune, 9/17/12)
New LSU hospitals chief once blasted Jindal over cuts (WWL-TV, 9/17/12)
Jindal backs consolidation at LSU (The Advocate, 9/17/12)
Jindal offers plan to collect debts (The Advocate, 9/17/12)
Commentary: Government by gimmick wearing thin (The Times-Picayune, 9/16/12)
Opinion: Jindal likes transparency, as long as it doesn’t affect him (The Town Talk, 9/16/12)
Commentary: Exemption to Open Records Law is outrage (The Advertiser, 9/16/12)
AG: Office of Group Benefits privatization takes legislative OK (Shreveport Times, 9/14/12)
Bobby Jindal’s administration toughening debt collection (AP, 9/14/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal in New Hampshire for GOP event (AP, 9/13/12)
Jindal praises Obama and Romney for condemning ’shameful’ statement (Politico, 9/12/12)
Jindal: Spirit and commitment make Louisiana special (The Town Talk, 9/11/12)
Editorial: Gov. Bobby Jindal must fix messy process for Hurricane Isaac’s emergency food aid (The Times-Picayune, 9/11/12)
Jindal to appeal federal ruling in Louisiana Supreme Court battle (Wall Street Journal, 9/10/12)
Jindal appeals ruling on black Supreme Court justice (Reuters, 9/8/12)
Louisiana appeals ruling on judicial seniority (AP, 9/8/12)
Bobby Jindal is fighting right of first black Supreme Court Justice to be chief (, 9/8/12)
Lawyer for Gov. Bobby Jindal explains appeal in chief justice spat (Shreveport Times, 9/8/12)
New Orleans levees hold, and outsiders want in (New York Times, 9/6/12)
Commentary: Political storm lingers after Hurricane Isaac (The Times-Picayune, 9/5/12)
Obama meets with Hurricane Isaac flood victims (LA Times, 9/4/12)
Isaac could leave state with $14M bill (The Advocate, 9/3/12)
In Louisiana, the water gives, and takes away (New York Times, 9/1/12)


Romney shows support in storm-battered bayou (New York Times, 8/31/12)
Mitt Romney flies to Louisiana to view storm damage; Obama to visit Monday (Washington Post,8/31/12)
State, local governments spend more than $66M on Isaac, Jindal says (The Times-Picayune,8/31/12)
Gov. Jindal seeking individual assistance for Isaac victims (The Times-Picayune, 8/31/12)
Gov. Jindal says he invited Obama, Romney to view Isaac damage (The Times-Picayune, 8/31/12)
Commentary: Louisiana school vouchers are only the beginning (The Times-Picayune, 8/29/12)
Bobby Jindal’s delayed debut (Washington Post, 8/27/12)
Obama declares emergency in Louisiana: Jindal says it’s not enough (Washington Post, 8/27/12)
Obama talks TS Isaac with Gulf governors (McClatchy, 8/27/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal may skip Republican Convention because of Isaac (AP, 8/26/12)
Storm quashes Jindal convention appearance, again (The Times-Picayune, 8/26/12)
Commentary: Bobby Jindal’s best stage is Louisiana (The Times-Picayune, 8/26/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s GOP convention speech will highlight philosophical differences between Romney, Obama (The Times-Picayune,8/26/12)
State of emergency declared in Jefferson Parish; Jindal, Landrieu schedule press conferences (The Times-Picayune, 8/26/12)
As Isaac approaches, Gov. Bobby Jindal says ‘compressed contraflow’ could be put in effect if needed(The Times-Picayune, 8/26/12)
Political science association protests Louisiana’s prohibition on same-sex marriage (The Times-Picayune, 8/24/12)
LSU replaces longtime leader of state’s public hospital system (The Times-Picayune, 8/24/12)
Bobby Jindal: Take a peek behind the curtain (The Advertiser, 8/23/12)
Louisiana school voucher program: A study in self parody (Blog for Arizona, 8/23/12)
After delaying release of voucher documents, Louisiana to send taxpayer funds to ‘prophet’ (TPM, 8/23/12)
EdITORIAL: Government boards cost Louisiana way too much (The Times-Picayune, 8/22/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal to address GOP convention next Tuesday (Gambit, 8/21/12)
A ‘Bobbydo’ list (Gambit, 8/21/12)
With pay for 2 jobs, state revenue secretary Tim Barfield gets big salary (The Times-Picayune,8/20/12)
Boards, commissions cost taxpayers millions, Louisiana legislative auditor says (The Times-Picayune,8/20/12)
Jindal’s future still bright (Gambit, 8/17/12)
Commentary: Odds are no process existed for Louisiana school voucher program (The Times-Picayune, 8/12/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal to raise funds for Iowa lawmakers (Des Moines Register, 8/9/12)
Commentary: Bobby Jindal — bold choice, safe, or neither? (The Times-Picayune, 8/7/12)
ICYMI: Gov. Bobby Jindal positions himself on national stage (Shreveport Times, 8/6/12)
Romney’s potential running mate: Bobby Jindal (LA Times, 8/5/12)
Would Jindal accept Veep? (The News Star, 8/5/12)
Jindal’s budget battle are certain to continue (The News Star, 8/5/12)
Long weighs bid for governor in 2015 (The Advocate, 8/5/12)
Observers say Jindal setting up bid for VP (The News Star, 8/5/12)
Jindal on veepstakes: ‘Paul Ryan brings a lot to the table’ (NBC First Read, 8/5/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s writing on ‘exorcism’ gets new attention (Shreveport Times, 8/5/12)
Bobby Jindal at RedState: ‘We are a country that’s young at heart’ (Human Events, 8/4/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal stays on the road for conservative causes (The Times-Picayune, 8/4/12)
Buddy Roemer has kind words for Bobby Jindal, Kathleen Blanco, Mike Foster (The Times-Picayune,8/4/12)
Roemer decries special interests (The Advocate, 8/3/12)
Arguments continue over Louisiana GOP convention delegation (AP, 8/3/12)
Mass voter registration effort criticized (The Advocate, 8/3/12)
Jindal joins governors in debate at Aspen Institute (The Advocate, 8/3/12)
Jindal rejection of Medicaid expansion could affect New Orleans hospital (The Times-Picayune,8/3/12)
LSU seeks advice from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s former health chief (AP, 8/2/12)
Response to Medicaid cuts divided LSU, Bobby Jindal administration (The Times-Picayune, 8/2/12)
Ivy League Exorcist: The Bobby Jindal Story (MetroActive, 8/1/12)
Bobby Jindal meeting with other Republican governors in Colorado (AP, 8/1/12)
Commentary: Cuts to LSU Hospitals begin the end (Shreveport Times, 8/1/12)
JULY 2012
Opinion: Gov. Jindal avoids truth (Shreveport Times, 7/31/12)
Political Geography: Louisiana – Democrats in name only (FiveThirtyEight, 7/30/12)
Bobby Jindal won’t be Mitt Romney’s running mate, Buddy Roemer predicts (The Times-Picayune,7/30/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Goldilocks veepstaker? (Naked Politics, 7/29/12)
Louisiana Dems: LA Republicans undermine health security of all Louisianans (Insurance News Net, 7/28/12)
Bobby Jindal to Iowans: Obama will try to ‘distract you’ with distortions about Romney (Des Moines Register, 7/27/12)
New Orleans police, mired in scandal, accept plan for overhaul (New York Times, 7/24/12)
Jindal makes policy choice with LSU cut (The News Star, 7/22/12)
Editorial: Bayou blues – an ugly fight over who will be LA Supreme Court’s next chief justice (New York Times, 7/19/12)
Former Jindal counsel to get up to $50K for defending voucher program (AP, 7/18/12)
Is Louisiana the future of Georgia’s education system (AJC, 7/18/12)
Commentary: Mitt Romney’s Cabinet is no place for Bobby Jindal (The Times-Picayune, 7/18/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal stumping in Ohio for Romney, GOP Senate candidate (The Times-Picayune,7/18/12)
The case for Bobby Jindal to be vice president (The Fix, 7/18/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget office refuses to provide records (AP, 7/17/12)
The case for (and against) Bobby Jindal as VP (TIME, 7/17/12)
Jindal keeps fuel tax papers under wraps (The News-Star,7/17/12)
Commentary: Gov. Bobby Jindal’s auditioning for a chance at VP (The Times-Picayune, 7/17/12)
Louisiana alternative fuel vehicle tax credit records withheld (AP, 7/17/12)
Romney, Jindal double-team criticism of Obama economic policies at Baton Rouge fundraiser (The Times-Picayune, 7/16/12)
LA Democrats may not challenge all GOP incumbents in fall House elections (The Times-Picayune,7/16/12)
Moody’s notes ‘negative’ potential of Louisiana’s Medicaid cuts (The Times-Picayune, 7/16/12)
Romney, Jindal set to bring in $2 million (CNN, 7/16/12)
A heartbeat away? The money-and-politics veepstakes: Bobby Jindal (Open Secrets, 7/16/12)
Jindal rehabs image by focusing on Louisiana (AP, 7/16/12)
Lawmakers consider next step on Jindal administration Medicaid cuts (The Times-Picayune,7/16/12)
Bobby Jindal’s stock on the rise (Washington Post, 7/16/12)
Commentary: Bobby Jindal is a hypocrite (Daily Comet, 7/15/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal revamps image in GOP in years after rough debut, may be in Romney’s VP mix(AP, 7/15/12)
Bobby Jindal, strict unconstitutionalist (The Daily Kingfish, 7/15/12)
Dardenne not in the loop when La. Gov. Jindal hits the road (AP, 7/15/12)
Bobby Jindal racks up frequent-flier miles (The Times-Picayune, 7/14/12)
When Gov. Jindal’s away, who’s the boss? (The Advocate, 7/14/12)
Jindal skipping national governors meeting (WWL, 7/14/12)
Jindal administration announces steep Medicaid cuts; LSU hospitals hit hard (The Times-Picayune,7/13/12)
Louisiana cuts Medicaid program to the bone (The Times-Picayune, 7/13/12)
Louisiana group petitions Jindal to sign Obamacare (Bayou Buzz, 7/12/12)
Jindal freezes most state worker hiring (The Advocate, 7/12/12)
‘Devastating’ Louisiana Medicaid cuts anticipated (The Times-Picayune, 7/12/12)
Jindal continues state’s partial hiring freeze (CBS MoneyWatch, 7/12/12)
Gov. Jindal implements year-long state hiring freeze (The Times-Picayune, 7/11/12)
Judge denies injunction in school voucher lawsuit (The Times-Picayune, 7/10/12)
Commentary: Louisiana lacking in fiscal sanity (The Times-Picayune, 7/10/12)
Senate musters votes to cancel special legislative veto session; House falls one vote short (The Times-Picayune, 7/10/12)
Bobby Jindal for VP: The good, bad, pretty and the ugly (Bayou Buzz, 7/9/12)
Bobby Jindal defends Romney on offshore investments (NY Daily News, 7/9/12)
Louisiana won’t get as much in Gulf oil spill fines as officials hoped (The Times-Picayune, 7/8/12)
Video: Bobby Jindal ‘filibusters’ question about Mitt Romney’s offshore millions (Crooks and Liars, 7/8/12)
Group launches petition to sway Gov. Bobby Jindal on Obamacare (The Times-Picayune, 7/7/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal blasted for refusing federal Medicaid money (The Times-Picayune, 7/7/12)
Louisiana officials sketch out Medicaid payment cuts (The Times-Picayune, 7/7/12)
CODOFIL supporters attempt to make up for $100,000 cut in program (The Times-Picayune, 7/7/12)
Louisiana legislator upset that education vouchers can go to Muslim schools (Crooks and Liars, 7/7/12)
Top Jindal adviser told about controversial tax credit, emails show (AP, 7/6/12)
Sunday on ‘This Week’: Gov. Bobby Jindal and Gov. Martin O’Malley (ABC News, 7/6/12)
This Sunday, O’Malley squares off against Louisiana’s Jindal (Washington Post, 7/6/12)
Commentary: Frankly, Louisiana, Governor Jindal doesn’t give a damn (Bayou Buzz, 7/6/12)
Jindal about-faces on drastic Medicaid cuts (Independent Weekly, 7/6/12)
Commentary: Jindal’s stance on Obamacare unfair to workers, businesses (The Advertiser, 7/5/12)
Opinion: Jindal, Romney are ill-equipped critics of Obamacare (Bayou Buzz, 7/5/12)
Commentary: State at center of events (The Advertiser, 7/5/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal is on the campaign trail (Fox8 Live, 7/5/12)
Hospital officials cautious about Jindal’s moves on heath-care overhaul (The Times-Picayune,7/5/12)
Pawlenty, Jindal shadow Obama’s bus tour for Romney (USA Today, 7/5/12)
Former DHH secretary criticizes Jindal on health care (Greater Baton Rouge Business Report,7/5/12)
Education reform package met with lawsuits (L’Observateur, 7/4/12)
Medicaid cuts worry Central Louisiana health-care providers (The Town Talk, 7/4/12)
Romney campaign to rival Obama bus tour through Ohio with Bobby Jindal and Tim Pawlenty(Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/4/12)
Commentary: Congressional give-and-take for Louisiana (The Times-Picayune, 7/4/12)
Louisiana moves ahead with plan to close prisons (The Times-Picayune, 7/4/12)
Tone changes in Jindal administration over Medicaid cuts (AP, 7/3/12)
Dems point out Jindal cuts to campuses (The Advertiser, 7/3/12)
Jindal: Declaration of Independence, not Dependence (Red State, 7/3/12)
Bobby Jindal: Obama ’success’ is food stamps (Politico, 7/3/12)
Jindal does the VP, Obamacare talk, fails the Louisiana healthcare walk (Bayou Buzz, 7/3/12)
Louisiana Medicaid funding unexpectedly slashed by $859M (CBS MoneyWatch, 7/3/12)
Commentary: Despite Louisiana official’s attempt to muddy things up, email makes voucher missteps clear (The Times-Picayune,7/3/12)
Medicaid expansion rejection could cost state billions, may hurt hospitals (Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, 7/3/12)
Jindal takes stage in GOP initiative against health law (The Times-Picayune, 7/2/12)
Emails ‘muddy up’ voucher program (The Independent Weekly, 7/2/12)
C’est what? Jindal drops ‘Obamney’ bomb (The Independent Weekly, 7/2/12)
Bobby Jindal vs. Obamacare (Washington Post, 7/2/12)
Video: Jindal on entitlements – Obama wants people to depend on government (RealClearPolitics, 7/2/12)
New Louisiana budget now in motion (The Advocate, 7/2/12)
Panel to review tax initiatives (The Advocaate, 7/2/12)
Jindal takes stage in GOP initiative against health law (The Times-Picayune, 7/2/12)
State school superintendent looks to calm outcry over vouchers (The Times-Picayune, 7/2/12)
Bobby Jindal: Libraries? We don’t need no stinkin’ libraries! (Crooks and Liars, 7/1/12)
Jindal: Romney never favored national individual mandate (Politico, 7/1/12)
Jindal laments changes at Times-Picayune (WDSU, 7/1/12)
Video: Bobby Jindal talks health care, Times-Picayune cuts & Mardi Gras on Meet the Press (Nola Defender, 7/1/12)
JUNE 2012
Jindal fears higher taxes on people who don’t buy Chevy Volts…like in Louisiana (Forbes, 6/30/12)
GOP lawmaker now leery of Jindal education reform (Livingston Parish News, 6/29/12)
DNC: Jindal’s national ambitions will deny Louisiana businesses and consumers ACA benefits(KATC, 6/29/12)
Did Ryan and Jindal get a boost in VP race? (Washington Post, 6/29/12)
Jindal administration responds to lawsuit against vouchers, teacher tenure (The Times-Picayune,6/29/12)
Gov. Jindal slips, refers to ‘Obamney’ Care (Wall Street Journal, 6/29/12)
Bobby Jindal’s big blow for state’s rights (Washington Post, 6/29/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal becoming top GOP spokesman against ‘Obamacare’ (The Times-Picayune,6/29/12)
Jindal says he won’t implement Obamacare (ABC News, 6/29/12)
Bobby Jindal: Tofu and hybrid cars could be next (Washington Post, 6/29/12)
Louisiana state library funding has been eliminated (LA Times, 6/28/12)
Louisiana officials weigh in on Supreme Court ruling on health insurance (The Times-Picayune,6/28/12)
Update: Louisiana eliminates state aid to public libraries (Library Journal, 6/28/12)
Jindal: It’s a tax (Politico, 6/28/12)
CODOFIL stunned by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s line-item veto of much of its budget (The Times-Picayune,6/28/12)
Jindal recall won’t give petition names (The Advocate, 6/27/12)
Recall filing targets fourth legislator (The Advocate, 6/26/12)
Commentary: Plenty of blame for tax credit mess (The Times-Picayune, 6/26/12)
Commentary: Gov. Huey P. Jindal (Gambit, 6/26/12)
Commentary: Accountability rules are an afterthought in Gov. Jindal’s Louisiana (, 6/26/12)
The ’shocking’ ruling on LA’s alternative fuels tax credits (The Independent Weekly, 6/26/12)
Teachers suing over Jindal vouchers (The Advocate, 6/25/12)
Commentary: Oops, Jindal’s gang who couldn’t shoot straight, again (Bayou Buzz, 6/25/12)
Opinion: Ouija board for vetoes? (The Advocate, 6/25/12)
Jindal asks IRS about pension (The Advocate, 6/24/12)
Commentary: Louisiana govt retirement systems remain broken (Daily World, 6/24/12)
State senator is confident retirement plan will survive IRS review (The Times-Picayune, 6/24/12)
Jindal takes to the skies again (The Daily World, 6/23/12)
Jindal to attend GOP strategy meeting (The Advocate, 6/23/12)
Union sues to block Louisiana school vouchers, funding method (The Town Talk, 6/23/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal seeks IRS clearance on new Louisiana pension plan (AP, 6/23/12)
Bobby Jindal: Obama is running against President Bush, and its 8 years too late for that (Mediaite, 6/22/12)
Video: LA Governor Bobby Jindal interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe (6/22/12)
Why Bobby Jindal for VP would be a mistake for Mitt Romney (PolicyMic, 6/22/12)
Commentary: Doomsday predictions overstated (Houma Today, 6/22/12)
Jindal off to South Dakota fundraiser and Romney event in Utah (The Times-Picayune, 6/22/12)
Second group of educators file lawsuit against education laws (NBC33TV, 6/22/12)
Opinion: Louisiana’s retirement system needs retiring (Bayou Buzz, 6/22/12)
Jindal’s ex-counsel hired to defend education reform laws (AP, 6/22/12)
Bobby Jindal going to Mitt Romney fundraising retreat in Utah (Shreveport Times, 6/22/12)
Vehicle tax break expansion could cost state $1 million (AP, 6/21/12)
Analysis: Why Mitt Romney might tap Gov. Bobby Jindal as running mate (The Times-Picayune,6/21/12)
Louisiana establishes in law a military advisory council (The Times-Picayune, 6/20/12)
Opinion: Jindal recall effort in full swing (St. Tammany News, 6/20/12)
Commentary: Lawmakers don’t let anything get by them (The Times-Picayune, 6/20/12)
Video: Treasurer recommends special session to fix controversial flex-fuel law (KTBS, 6/20/12)
Special veto override session preparations begin (The Times-Picayune, 6/19/12)
State GOP pushes back against recalls (The Independent Weekly, 6/19/12)
Commentary: Will Bobby Jindal cross the VP finish line? (The Times-Picayune, 6/19/12)
Group looks to recall Jindal due to new education plan (NBC33TV, 6/19/12)
The Jindal Mafia: Step outta line, and you get whacked (The Daily Kingfish, 6/19/12)
Jindal heads to WV to raise money for gubernatorial candidate (The Times-Picayune, 6/19/12)
Jindal veto hits local services (The Advertiser, 6/19/12)
Louisiana teachers’ unions issue statement on Jindal’s recall efforts (Bayou Buzz, 6/18/12)
Ethics bills: Jindal signs two, vetoes one (The Times-Picayune, 6/18/12)
GOP targets recalls against Jindal, allies (The Advocate, 6/18/12)
Revenue secretary Bridges resigns after tax-break news (The Advocate, 6/18/12)
Lawmakers oppose Jindal at their peril (Monroe News Star, 6/17/12)
Commentary: Budget hawks aren’t going away (The Times-Picayune, 6/17/12)
Bridge, Stelly resignations are signs that Jindal’s Louisiana is on rough road (Bayou Buzz, 6/17/12)
Louisiana’s vehicle tax credit may be withheld (Shreveport Times, 6/16/12)
School choice short on accountability (Shreveport Times, 6/16/12)
Lawmaker says votes cost post on panel (The Advocate, 6/16/12)
State’s revenue secretary abruptly resigns (WWL, 6/16/12)
Governor Jindal signs pro-life legislation (Weekly Citizen, 6/16/12)
Louisiana’s vehicle tax credit may be withheld (Shreveport Times, 6/16/12)
Video: Gov. Jindal rejects tax credit (KTBS, 6/16/12)
Crescent City Connection referendum gets OK from Gov. Bobby Jindal (The Times-Picayune,6/15/12)
Smith ’shocked’ Jindal was unaware (Monroe News-Star, 6/15/12)
Bobby Jindal drops from 2nd to 4th on Hotline veepstakes, but still has plenty of buzz (The Times-Picayune, 6/15/12)
Governor rejects car tax break ruling (Monroe News-Star, 6/15/12)
Jindal signs local education bills (Houma Today, 6/15/12)
Governor may need to call special session (Monroe News-Star, 6/15/12)
Morris: Reasons given for ouster are ‘bogus’ (Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, 6/14/12)
Lawmaker who opposed Jindal budget ousted from leadership (AP, 6/14/12)
Gov. Jindal signs bill directing Gulf oil spill money to coastal restoration (The Times-Picayune,6/14/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal signs pardon/parole board merger into law (Shreveport Times, 6/14/12)
Commentary: Now playing…’Of legislation and punishment’ (Shreveport Times, 6/14/12)
Rep. Jim Morris ousted from leadership (Shreveport Times, 6/14/12)
LA GOP legislators  denounce 1-time cash (The Advocate, 6/14/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal signs state construction budget without any line-item vetoes (The Times-Picayune,6/13/12)
Jindal signs new exceptions to LA ethics code into law (The Daily Comet, 6/13/12)
House GOP leader criticizes state Legislature for ’shameful’ budget (Houma Today, 6/13/12)
Gov. Jindal signs bill giving rate breaks to customers in 12 coastal parishes (The Times-Picayune,6/13/12)
Lawmakers pass new exceptions to Louisiana ethics code (Shreveport Times, 6/12/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed 12 bills so far this session (The Times-Picayune, 6/12/12)
State employee retirement system seeks guidance on new pension plan (Shreveport Times, 6/12/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal signs bill that will fold Board of Parole into prison board (The Times-Picayune,6/12/12)
What on earth is Bobby Jindal talking about? (The Maddow Blog, 6/11/12)
Another Louisiana teachers’ union says it will sue over governor’s education plan (Shreveport Times,6/11/12)
When it comes to explaining policy, politician Jindal knows better. Or should. (Washington Post,6/11/12)
Jindal vetoes public school donation tax break (AP, 6/11/12)
Nine constitutional amendments on November ballot (AP, 6/11/12)
Bobby Jindal signs 20-week abortion ban into law (The Times-Picayune, 6/11/12)
Jindal vetoes tax rebates for public ed donations (The Independent Weekly, 6/11/12)
Local sports complex awaits Jindal (Houma Today, 6/11/12)
Commentary: With vouchers, lawmakers should have asked sooner (The Times-Picayune, 6/10/12)
Is Bobby Jindal being vetted by the Romney camp? He won’t say he is, won’t say he isn’t (ABC News, 6/9/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoes tax rebates for donations to public schools (The Times-Picayune, 6/8/12)
Teachers challenge tenure, voucher bills (Shreveport Times, 6/8/12)
LSU board is urged to fine-tune approach to budget cuts (The Times-Picayune, 6/8/12)
Jindal: Obama ‘most liberal, most incompetent’ president since Carter (National Journal, 6/8/12)
Jindal calls Obama administration ‘the nexus of liberalism and incompetence’ (The Times-Picayune,6/8/12)
What do we do when a major city’s daily paper becomes a zombie? (Crosscut, 6/8/12)
PAR cautiously optimistic about school reforms (The Independent Weekly, 6/8/12)
Democratic state rep: Jindal victories illusory (The Independent Weekly, 6/8/12)
Gov. Jindal travels to Virginia, Illinois (AP, 6/7/12)
Commentary: Bigotry knows no party (Houma Today, 6/7/12)
Deconstructing JindalCo’s voucher defense (The Independent Weekly, 6/7/12)
Gov. Jindal responds to teachers union lawsuit, sidesteps legal argument (The Times-Picayune,6/7/12)
Commentary: Lessons learned during the 2012 legislative session (The Times-Picayune, 6/7/12)
Teachers file state lawsuits challenging Gov. Jindal’s voucher, tenure laws (The Times-Picayune,6/7/12)
Charter school group, rarely at odds with the governor, pushes Jindal on rebate bill for public schools (The Times-Picayune, 6/7/12)
Jindal signs new abortion restrictions into law (The Times-Picayune, 6/7/12)
Suits filed against vouchers, tenure revamp (The Independent Weekly, 6/7/12)
Bobby Jindal, Haley Barbour to speak at Bob McDonnell’s retreat (Washington Post, 6/7/12)
Bobby Jindal rising as Romney’s choice (Y’all Politics, 6/6/12)
Commentary: Legislature gives Gov. Bobby Jindal what he needs (The Times Picayune, 6/6/12)
Video: Gov. Bobby Jindal ‘On the Record’ (GretaWire, 6/5/12)
Louisiana’s pro-life reputation advances (The Independent Weekly, 6/5/12)
Louisiana’s bold bid to privatize schools (Reuters, 6/1/12)
MAY 2012
Commentary: Plantations, prisons and profits (New York Times, 5/25/12)
Commentary: Bad roads ahead (Gambit, 5/15/12)
Deep budget cuts loom for Louisiana universities (WWL-TV, 5/14/12)
Budget battle continues in Senate (Bayou Buzz, 5/14/12)
Health, higher-ed officials warn of dire consequences of House cuts (The Times-Picayune, 5/14/12)
Health and higher education face steep cuts, LA Senate told (The Town Talk, 5/14/12)
Opinion: New versions on retirement (The Advocate, 5/14/12)
Analysis: Jindal’s agenda hits roadblocks (The Town Talk, 5/14/12)
Senate waters down, passes Jindal retirement bill (AP, 5/14/12)
Paul victory lap at Louisiana GOP caucuses could spell doom for Jindal’s VP shot (Louisiana Weekly, 5/14/12)
Jindal goes Mobile (The American Spectator, 5/14/12)
For Senate, the devil’s in the details (Monroe News Star, 5/13/12)
Louisiana is the world’s prison capital (The Times-Picayune, 5/13/12)
Opinion: Louisiana Spotlight: Jindal’s agenda hitting obstacles (The Advertiser, 5/13/12)
Commentary: David Vitter tramples on Bobby Jindal’s turf (The Times-Picayune, 5/13/12)
Jindal and Vitter at odds (Politico, 5/13/12)
Democrats like Jindal’s budget (The American Press, 5/12/12)
Commentary: Fiscal hawks rule the day in Baton Rouge (Bayou Buzz, 5/12/12)
LA House strips funds from budget plan (The Advocate, 5/12/12)
Louisiana House puts budget cuts in Jindal administration’s hands (The Times-Picayune, 5/12/12)
Louisiana colleges prepare defense against further budget cuts (The Times-Picayune, 5/12/12)
Legislation advances, limits cost-of-living increases (The Advocate, 5/12/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal travels to Okla. to state party convention (The Times-Picayune, 5/11/12)
Commentary: Jindal using credit card to pay off Louisiana’s mortgage? (Bayou Buzz, 5/11/12)
Haley Barbour: The difference between Kathleen Blanco and Bobby Jindal could not have been more stark (Y’all Politics, 5/11/12)
Jindal may the answer to Romney’s Veep question (RealClearPolitics, 5/11/12)
Votes cancelled on pension revamp measures (The Advocate, 5/11/12)
Recalls target two Jindal-allied lawmakers (The Advocate, 5/11/12)
Budget bluster continues (The Daily Advertiser, 5/11/12)
LA House leaves funding for IG out of budget, rolls back prison privatization plan (The Times-Picayune, 5/11/12)
Louisiana House not clowning around on cutting the budget, not using one-time funds (Bayou Buzz, 5/11/12)
State’s budget deficit for this year grows by $9 billion (Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, 5/10/12)
State budget blocked in House over one-time money issue (The Times-Picayune, 5/10/12)
Bobby Jindal takes aim at Barack Obama in Alabama speech (Mobile Press-Register, 5/10/12)
Bobby Jindal’s education reforms ‘obliterate’ public education, former reformer says (The Times-Picayune, 5/10/12)
Commentary: The Jindal recall effort has no clothes (Bayou Buzz, 5/10/12)
Louisiana House in a quandary over one-time money (The Advertiser, 5/10/12)
Recall efforts focus on St. Tammany lawmakers, allies of Gov. Jindal (Bayou Buzz, 5/10/12)
LA House stalemates on next year’s $25B budget (AP, 5/10/12)
Opinion: We must start closing the gap on worker pension promises (The Daily Comet, 5/10/12)
Commentary: Bobby Jindal’s fuzzy math – The Republican wunderkind has failed Louisiana as a fiscal steward (The Independent,5/9/12)
$225M funding plan for rural roads gets final approval (AP, 5/9/12)
State’s budget takes center stage today (The American Press, 5/9/12)
Louisiana state employee retirement overhaul votes delayed (The Times-Picayune, 5/9/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s retirement system overhaul watered down by Senate committee (The Times-Picayune, 5/8/12)
Commentary: So this is reform? (Education Week, 5/8/12)
Meetings continue for Northern Exposure in Baton Rouge (Monroe News Star, 5/8/12)
Welfare drug-testing bill cleared by House committee (The Times-Picayune, 5/8/12)

Commentary: Bobby Jindal’s bad math (Gambit, 5/8/12)
Senators modify pension revision (The Advocate, 5/8/12)
Legislator says coastal plan not optional for state (The Advocate, 5/8/12)
Retirement bills rewritten by Louisiana senators (AP, 5/7/12)
Health and Hospitals, higher education face more budget cuts (The Times-Picayune, 5/7/12)
Revisions needed for retirement system overhaul (The Advocate, 5/7/12)
Video: Pension reform moves out of committee (WAFB, 5/7/12)
LA lawmakers may delay work on $211M deficit (AP, 5/7/12)
Budget proposes $71M in cuts to Louisiana colleges (AP, 5/7/12)
Editorial: Louisiana’s economy on the move (The Times-Picayune, 5/7/12)
Commentary: Where business ends and bribery begins (The Times-Picayune, 5/6/12)
Proposed New Orleans hospitality zone with taxing authority to be discussed (The Times-Picayune,5/6/12)
States scale back worker pensions, triggering legal and political battles (AP, 5/6/12)
Voucher lawsuit delayed until Legislature settles school budget (The Times-Picayune, 5/4/12)
Jindal retirement bills headed for reshaping (AP, 5/4/12)
Jindal, International Paper announces $44M investment in Bogalusa, LA (Bayou Buzz, 5/4/12)
Still who you know in Louisiana government, politics, not what you know (Bayou Buzz, 5/4/12)
Opinion: Louisiana Democratic Party going for broke in ousting Leach (Bayou Buzz, 5/4/12)
Louisiana House backs Jindal retirement plan for new workers (AP, 5/3/12)
Bobby Jindal tries to bridge the political spectrum on New Jersey trip (ABC The Note, 5/3/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal: ‘I have the job I want’ (National Journal, 5/3/12)
Bobby Jindal dodges VP questions (TPM, 5/3/12)
Video: Gov. Jindal becomes latest target of VP speculation (The Hill, 5/3/12)
Jindal’s govt pension reform toasted, fired LSU President roasted (Bayou Buzz, 5/2/12)
Commentary: Caucuses embarrass Louisiana GOP (The Times-Picayune, 5/1/12)
Commentary: Jindal vs. Vitter legacy, Baton Rouge bus a-racing soon (Bayou Buzz, 5/1/12)
APRIL 2012
Commentary: Jindal travels, budget breeze, retirement rates (Bayou Buzz, 4/30/12)
Louisiana ranks last on ‘Camelot Index’ (The Times-Picayune, 4/26/12)
Jindal slated to speak at education group (The Advocate, 4/24/12)
News group: Jindal gave boring speech (The Advocate, 4/22/12)
Sen. Vitter takes dig at Gov. Jindal’s budget (AP, 4/22/12)
Jindal signs school voucher bill, others (American Press, 4/20/12)
Provisions of key legislation to overhaul public education (The Advocate, 4/17/12)
Education bills up for vote (The Advocate, 4/17/12)
Jindal retirement revamp gets Senate panel backing (American Press, 4/17/12)
Louisiana weighs deeper pension cuts (Stateline, 4/13/12)
Bobby Jindal recall: Teachers seek to oust Louisiana governor (Huffington Post, 4/13/12)
Vitter presses Jindal on suits (AP, 4/13/12)
First of Jindal retirement bills advance in House (KSLA, 4/13/12)
Tuition-donation bill easily clears Louisiana House committee (The Times-Picayune, 4/13/12)
Louisiana Democrats endorse Jindal for VP (The Town Talk, 4/12/12)
Schoolhouse rocked: Bobby Jindal brings real education reform to Louisiana (The Daily Caller,4/12/12)
Proposed state retirement system changes debated in Louisiana House (The Times-Picayune,4/12/12)
Vitter trades jabs with Jindal camp on state’s budget (AP, 4/12/12)
Bobby Jindal addresses Vice Presidential speculation (Huffington Post, 4/11/12)
Retirement changes surface (American Press, 4/11/12)
School vouchers gain ground in Louisiana (Wall Street Journal, 4/11/12)
Jindal for VP? (WWL, 4/9/12)
Retirement bills next big issue on Gov. Bobby Jindal’s legislative agenda (The Times-Picayune,4/9/12)
McKinnon: ‘Keep and eye on Bobby’ in veep stakes (The Independent Weekly, 4/9/12)
Video: Gov. Bobby Jindal for VP? Analysts say not likely (WWL-TV, 4/9/12)
Editorial: Louisiana’s education reform is a dramatic plan for schools and our children (The Times-Picayune, 4/8/12)
Avoyelles prison sale fight set for Tuesday (Monroe News Star, 4/8/12)
Commentary: Legislators under pressure (Monroe News Star, 4/8/12)
Opinion: Big losers in session (The Advocate, 4/8/12)
Jindal voucher bill tweaked to add accountability (AP, 4/7/12)
George Will urges Romney to consider Bobby Jindal or Paul Ryan for VP slot (The Times-Picayune,4/6/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal tweaks proposed pension overhaul (The Times-Picayune, 4/6/12)
Editorial: A ‘momentous day’ for Louisiana — and a challenge to parents (The Town Talk, 4/6/12)
Louisiana adopts school charter, voucher, tenure changes (The Town Talk, 4/6/12)
Jindal’s sweeping education package passes despite opposition (WWL-TV, 4/6/12)
G. Will urges Romney to consider Gov. Bobby Jindal or Rep. Paul Ryan for VP slot (The Times-Picayune, 4/6/12)
Area educators, armed with recall petitions, descend on Baton Rouge (The American Press, 4/6/12)
Education bills sail through Senate (The American Press, 4/6/12)
Jindal applauds passage of tenure, voucher, charter school bills (Monroe News Star, 4/5/12)
Louisiana House sends tenure changes to Gov. Bobby Jindal; voucher, charter vote coming soon (The Times-Picayune, 4/5/12)
Jindal, other elected officials excluded in pension plan (The Advocate, 4/5/12)
Jindal: Now the work begins (Monroe News Star, 4/5/12)
Video: Jindal’s sweeping education package passes despite opposition (WWL-TV, 4/5/12)
With education bills passed, now comes the hard part (WAFB, 4/5/12)
Video: Teachers react to the passing of Jindal’s education reform bills (NBC33, 4/5/12)
Retirement bill will include Gov. Bobby Jindal, administration officials say (The Times-Picayune,4/5/12)
Final passage for historic Jindal education reform (AP, 4/5/12)
Gov. Jindal flexes power, key agenda item passed (KSLA, 4/5/12)
Education ‘destroyed’ (Monroe News Star, 4/5/12)
Charter-voucher expansion, along with tenure changes, head to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk (The Times-Picayune, 4/5/12)
Retirement bill will include Gov. Bobby Jindal, administration officials say (The Times-Picayune,4/5/12)
Legislature gives final approval to package of bills to remake education in Louisiana (The Times-Picayune, 4/5/12)
Final passage of school package my be near (Monroe News Star, 4/5/12)
Education discussion continues in Senate (Monroe News Star, 4/4/12)
Teacher rally at the Capitol had little effect on senators (The Advertiser, 4/4/12)
Recall effort focusing on House speaker (The Advocate, 4/4/12)
Changes loom for charters (The Advocate, 4/4/12)
Louisiana Senate votes to expand vouchers, public charter schools (The Times-Picayune, 4/4/12)
Bobby Jindal advances vouchers program despite teachers’ recall effort (The American Spectator,4/4/12)
Taking a closer look at teacher tenure tussle (The American Press, 4/4/12)
Thousands of teachers to protest on Capitol steps today (The American Press, 4/4/12)
Opinion: Jindal rivals Long’s raw power (The Advocate, 4/3/12)
Video: Anti-discrimination bill in Louisiana legislature draws fire (WWL-TV, 4/3/12)
Bobby Jindal education overhaul expected to face fierce debate in Louisiana Senate (The Times-Picayune, 4/3/12)
Louisiana teachers plan second march on Capitol (Shreveport Times, 4/3/12)
Recall petitions filed against Jindal, Kleckley (The Town Talk, 4/2/12)
Gov. Jindal’s education reform gets mixed reviews from teachers (The Times-Picayune, 4/2/12)
Limit to contract clauses proposed (The Advocate, 4/2/12)
Analysis: Pension changes likely unconstitutional (The Advocate, 4/2/12)
Opinion: Louisiana has bugs in ethics policies (The Advertiser, 4/1/12)
MARCH 2012
Pension reform report has not legal but political impact (BayouBuzz, 3/31/12)
Proposed overhaul of pensions for state employees faces constitutional challenge (BayouBuzz, 3/31/12)
Constitutionality of Jindal pension bills doubted (AP, 3/30/12)
Opinion: Louisiana charter schools giving license to discriminate against gays, more (Bayou Buzz, 3/30/12)
Jindal: Obama’s politicized energy policy (The Hayride, 3/30/12)
Jindal retirement bills stall in Legislature (Daily Comet, 3/30/12)
Waiting on education bill’s fate (The Daily Iberian, 3/30/12)
Don’t blink: Jindal’s voucher-based education reform charging through legislature (NOLA Defender, 3/29/12)
Tenure bill heads to vote (The Advertiser, 3/29/12)
Bobby Jindal-backed education bills near the final bell in Louisiana Legislature (The Times-Picayune,3/29/12)
LSU officials: Jindal budget means hospital cuts (NECN, 3/27/12)
Video: Teachers protest education reform, want Jindal recalled (WAFB, 3/27/12)
LA Governor’s tax breaks advance despite concerns (AP, 3/27/12)
House approves Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal rewarding donations for private-school tuition (The Times-Picayune, 3/27/12)
As climate changes, Louisiana seeks to lift a highway (Washington Post, 3/18/12)
Educators, lawmakers complain of treatment (Monroe News-Star, 3/14/12)
49 changes proposed for state Constitution (The Times-Picayune, 3/4/12)
‘Messy’ GOP primary process will pick stronger candidate, Gov. Bobby Jindal predicts (The Times-Picayune, 2/27/12)
Commentary: Louisiana bill on hiring legislators, officials needs tweaks (BayouBuzz, 2/27/12)
Using public money to pay for private school vouchers is approved by state education board (The Times-Picayune, 2/27/12)
Louisiana retirement system board opposes Jindal’s plan (The Town Talk, 2/26/12)
Governor Jindal announces legislation to support military families (NBC33TV, 2/25/12)
Editorial: Slowing the revolving door for former Louisiana lawmakers seeking state jobs (The Times-Picayune, 2/25/12)
Bobby Jindal: To be responsible, reform retirement (Shreveport Times, 2/25/12)
Commentary: Education change is on the horizon, like it or not! (Monroe Free Press, 2/24/12)
Legislative forum discusses Jindal’s education reform (Monroe News Star, 2/24/12)
State employees retirement system opposes proposed pension changes (The Times-Picayune, 2/24/12)
Jindal announces proposal to invest $325M for rural roads (KTBS, 2/23/12)
Commentary: Serious problems with Jindal’s attempt to reform retirement system (American Press, 2/23/12)
State Civil Service Board to discuss bills with legislators (The Times-Picayune, 2/23/12)
Commentary: Scoring Jindal on state retirement-pension, education reforms (BayouBuzz, 2/22/12)
Commentary: Retirement reform one-sided (American Press, 2/22/12)
Commentary: Politicians should make Lenten list (The Times-Picayune, 2/21/12)
Editorial: Focus on accountability in Louisiana education reforms (The Times-Picayune, 2/19/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s voucher plan gets an ‘F’ from Louisiana Budget Project (The Times-Picayune,2/18/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s inauguration expenses include $10,000 for portable toilets (The Times-Picayune,2/18/12)
Proposed business tax breaks could produce 10,000 jobs, Gov. Bobby Jindal says (The Times-Picayune, 2/2/12)
Teacher tenure first attack point for Jindal (American Press, 1/24/12)
Commentary: Bobby Jindal sits out GOP civil war (The Times-Picayune, 1/24/12)
Jindal calls teacher union official’s comments ‘incredibly offensive’ (The Times-Picayune, 1/24/12)
Strain eyes governor’s mansion (Monroe News-Star, 1/24/12)
Teachers unions accuse Gov. Bobby Jindal of misleading and inflammatory rhetoric (The Times-Picayune, 1/23/12)
LA Fed of Teachers: Jindal’s speech didn’t earn him many friends (Monroe News-Star, 1/23/12)
Jindal’s K-12 plan: Principals want smart changes, done carefully (The Town Talk, 1/23/12)
Opinion: Don’t confuse Medicaid with jobs program (The Advertiser, 1/22/12)
BESE members favor governor’s school reforms (Monroe News-Star, 1/22/12)
Louisiana anticipates another tight budget year (The Times-Picayune, 1/21/12)
Can Jindal take school vouchers statewide? (KTBS, 1/21/12)
Reactions to governor’s school plan (The Advertiser, 1/21/12)
Editorial: Jindal’s voucher program could come at huge cost (American Press, 1/20/12)
Reform coming to Louisiana education (OneNewsNow, 1/20/12)
Jindal still ’scratching backs’ (American Press, 1/20/12)
School leaders discuss vouchers (Monroe News-Star, 1/20/12)
Superintendents discuss Jindal education reform plan (Monroe News-Star, 1/19/12)
Commentary: Mission not accomplished (Monroe News-Star, 1/19/12)
Jindal aims high on education overhaul (The Independent Weekly, 1/19/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal won’t follow Rick Perry in backing Gingrich (The Times-Picayune, 1/19/12)
Jindal to DC (Governors Journal, 1/19/12)
Civil engineers say state infrastructure in bad shape (Monroe News-Star, 1/18/12)
Commentary: What standing up to Gov. Bobby Jindal gets you (The Times-Picayune, 1/18/12)
Opinion: Louisiana governor’s school agenda a much-needed shock to the system (The Town Talk,1/18/12)
Gov. Jindal to visit New Orleans to tout education reform plan (The Times-Picayune, 1/18/12)
Louisiana K-12 schools plan affects tenure, hiring, vouchers (The Town Talk, 1/18/12)
Opinion: A fight looms over public education (Daily World, 1/18/12)
Jindal education plan hits nerve (Monroe News Star, 1/17/12)
Jindal education plan touches sensitive areas (Shreveport Times, 1/17/12)
Gov. Bobby Jindal details proposed expansion of vouchers, tenure overhaul (The Times-Picayune,1/17/12)
School voucher program gets fresh look in Louisiana (The Times-Picayune, 1/15/12)
Editorial: John White’s appointment as Louisiana education superintendent assures continuity for reforms (The Times-Picayune,1/13/12)
Inauguration ready to roll (Monroe News-Star, 1/7/12)
Commentary: What’s ahead in state politics in 2012? (The Times-Picayune, 1/1/12)
Editorial: Higher ed cuts short-sighted (Monroe News Star, 1/1/12)
Football will trump politics in Louisiana (The Advertiser, 1/1/12)