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Edwards names new chairman of Louisiana gambling board

Jun. 3, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards quickly tapped a new leader for Louisiana's gambling regulatory board Wednesday, only two days after the Senate surprised the governor by blocking confirmation of his previous pick who had held the job for seven years. The Democratic governor announced that Lt....

Louisiana gambling board chairman removed by state Senate

Jun. 2, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The head of Louisiana's gambling regulatory board has been ousted by state senators who refused to confirm his reappointment on the final day of the regular legislative session. Ronnie Jones, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, was among 11 appointees selected by...

FILE - In a Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, the governor's chief budget adviser, left; House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, center; and Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, speak ahead of a meeting of Louisiana's income forecasting panel in Baton Rouge. Louisiana’s income forecasting panel planned to quantify on Monday, May 11, 2020 just how deeply the coronavirus outbreak has hurt the state’s economy as officials begin to put together next year’s budget.  (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

Analysis: Louisiana Legislature asserting its independence

May. 31, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Pressing to assert their constitutional independence, Louisiana's Republican legislative leaders are doing something Monday their predecessors have only done once before: convening a special session that they called themselves. The simple fact of lawmakers convening their own...

Consultant proposes options for LSU leadership structure

May. 7, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A consulting firm hired by Louisiana State University's governing board to review the college system’s administrative structure didn't make a direct recommendation on whether to keep one person in charge of both the system and the Baton Rouge main campus. The LSU Board of...