Gov. John Bel Edwards

GOP puts aside $300,000,000 for business loans
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May 28, 2020 - 8:24 pm
GOP pushes $300M in virus aid for Louisiana business grants
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March 25, 2020 - 4:48 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards asked President Trump for a major disaster declaration to free up resources in the fight against coronavirus in the Bayou State, and the President thankfully obliged. To help explain what this designation means and where Louisiana is in the fight against the pandemic,...
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WWL Newsroom
December 28, 2019 - 11:40 am
A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California law banning the import and sale of alligator and crocodile products. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller also scheduled an April 24 hearing on Louisiana's request for a longer-lasting order called a preliminary injunction. “The temporary...
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St. Tammany
Don Ames
December 22, 2019 - 1:51 pm
An electrical infrastructure engineering, design and construction management company is building its new corporate headquarters in St. Tammany Parish. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Ampirical Solutions LLC President Matthew Saacks said recently that the company will create 400 new jobs at the facility...
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WWL Newsroom
November 07, 2019 - 9:35 pm
An English digital game-testing company plans a quality assurance testing facility in New Orleans. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a news release Thursday that Testronic Laboratories, based in the south London town of Croydon, plans to employ 150 people within five years. It says total...
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Don Ames
October 05, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Vice President Mike Pence is calling on Louisiana's Republican voters to unite in opposition to Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, even as they squabble over which GOP candidate to back in the race. Pence headlined a rally at Kenner's Ponchartrain Center Saturday aimed at getting a fractured...
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WWL Newsroom
August 29, 2019 - 8:56 pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration said Thursday it will seek emergency contracts to maintain health services for 1.5 million Louisiana Medicaid patients while a legal dispute continues to stall new deals to provide the care. The health department’s decision comes a day after Louisiana’s chief...
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WWL Newsroom
August 29, 2019 - 3:51 pm
Jim Chesko reporting for WWL First Business News... Stocks finished with broad and sharp gains today, amid renewed optimism regarding the prospect of progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute. The Dow Jones Industrials rallied 326 points, the Nasdaq Composite jumped 116, and the S&P 500 tacked...
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August 04, 2019 - 1:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general is rejoining a long-running legal battle over lethal injections of death row prisoners. Federal judges overseeing the lawsuit, which challenges the state's execution laws and procedures, have since 2014 put all executions in Louisiana on hold...
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