08:30 Newscast May 26, 2015

It appears Governor Bobby Jindal has some work to do, if he wants to be included the first 2016 Republican presidential debate. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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The governor’s Commissioner of Administration, Kristy Nichols, told members of the Senate Finance Committee that the budget approved by the House is $155 million short when it comes to funding needs, mostly in public health care services. Over the next couple of weeks, the Senate will have the opportunity to determine how they may want to deal with the shortfall. Any changes to the budget will go back to the House, where it’s likely a conference committee will sort out any differences.

As new graduates hit the workforce, Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Curt Eysink says the job market in Louisiana looks as good as it’s looked in 20 years. He adds that success in the job market will vary from person to person depending on what their degree is in. Eysink also has a bit of advice for those who are still in school…

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Eysink says the job market in Louisiana is projected to stay strong through 2022.

The state Department of Transportation encourages people to take an online survey on how I-10 through the Baton Rouge area should be improved. DOTD Spokesperson Rodney Mallett says the survey is just one part of gathering people’s input on what should be done to the I-10 corridor…

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You can take the survey at i10br-dot-com through the end of the month.