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Today, Governor Jindal issued a statement following the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary, which reported that the number of people employed in Louisiana’s civilian labor force reached another record high, exceeding 2 million for the first time in Louisiana history. The report also highlighted that Louisiana’s unemployment rate remained 4.5 percent, best in the 17-state southern region.
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Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Statewide Independent Living Council

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Governor Bobby Jindal and DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert Announce “Well-Ahead Louisiana” Health Initiative
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy Kliebert were joined by dozens of local supporting organizations to launch the Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative, which will designate healthy places around the state that voluntarily champion and embrace health and wellness. The program is a state-wide effort to partner with schools, businesses and other organizations in local communities to give Louisianians more control and ownership of their health.
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Gov. Jindal Announces Press Secretary
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that Sarah Haley will serve as press secretary. Her duties will include handling press inquiries and traveling with Governor Jindal to press events.
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Gov. Jindal: Ruling in DOJ Suit is a Win for Louisiana
Today, U.S. District Court Judge Ivan Lemelle issued an order in the U.S. Department of Justice suit against the Louisiana School Choice Scholarship Program. The Judge’s order is a win for children and parents in Louisiana who deserve access to an opportunity for a better education. The order did not grant the request by President Obama’s Department of Justice for veto power over individual scholarship awards as the Justice Department had initially demanded.
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GOVERNOR JINDAL AND AIR PRODUCTS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT STEVE JONES RECOGNIZE COMPLETION OF HYDROGEN EXPANSION PROJECT IN LOUISIANA
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Air Products and Chemicals Inc. Senior Vice President Steve Jones announced the completion of $1 billion in project investments in Louisiana over the past four years that have tripled the production capacity of the largest hydrogen pipeline network system in the world. Air Products built and brought on-stream four major hydrogen plants along the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to the greater New Orleans area, boosting vital hydrogen supply to Louisiana’s refinery and petrochemical sectors.
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