9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: March 8, 2012 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Department head fired after speaking out against Jindal proposal


From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning

Moments after speaking out against Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan for the department she headed up, she was fired. The Department of Elderly Affairs is suddenly making headlines all over. What do you think about her move and the governor's? Speaking of the governor, he continues to push education reform, taking it now to business leaders. Do you have a solution for the struggling system? Before heading out today, you should take a look at our DOTD Traffic Watch cameras to make sure there aren't any delays on your route and if you do run into any unusual traffic issues while on the roads, you can always see traffic on our WAFB app. Join us for 9NTM & The Early Edition beginning at 4:30 a.m.



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Dept. head fired after criticizing Jindal plan

The former executive director of the Office of Elderly Affairs was fired just 24 hours after speaking out against Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed realignment for the office. More

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Baton Rouge named top city for business

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