Jindal describes the privatization as a cost-cutting move to save the state more than $100 million this year, while improving services and medical training.
A Baton Rouge judge is reconsidering his decision to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws.
The cable television network's suspension of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson from the hit reality show has drawn criticism from the governor of Robertson's home state.
Ambassador François Delattre will also receive an honorary doctorate of francophone studies at the commencement at the Cajundome.
The State Bond Commission gave preliminary approval to the borrowing plan Thursday without objection.