One former local lawmaker has been appointed to a state government board by Governor Jindal. Rickey Hardy of Lafayette is now a member of the Pardon Board - one of the board's that gives a salary to its members.

The five member board makes recommendations to the governor about clemency applications. Hardy says he was tough on crime as a state lawmaker, and he plans to keep the same position when serving on the pardon board.

Hardy says he is elated that Governor Jindal wants him to serve on the board.