Gov. John Bel Edwards

Don Ames
May 23, 2019 - 8:49 pm
Louisiana House members on Thursday agreed to roll back the state sales tax passed in 2018 earlier than the planned mid-2025 expiration date. House Republican leader Lance Harris' proposal would gradually reduce the 0.45% portion of Louisiana's 4.45% state sales tax over four years. By mid-2023, it...
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Don Ames
May 23, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Louisiana's Agriculture Commissioner, Mike Strain, says that if the Morganza Spillway has to be opened, it would wipe out crops on about 25,000 acres of land. Strain says he has warned farmers to move equipment and livestock out of the area. Strain spoke Thursday at a news conference with Gov. John...
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March 28, 2019 - 8:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican candidates for governor talked Thursday of creating tighter and friendlier state government relationships with business, suggesting Democratic incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards' spending and tax policies have stifled job creation. U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham...
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March 24, 2019 - 11:03 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson will deliver the commencement address to about 700 graduates of Loyola University in May. The university said in a news release that Benson, a devout Catholic known for her philanthropy, will receive an honorary doctor of humane...
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March 23, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general says Gov. John Bel Edwards' budget proposal for next year violates the state constitution. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry issued his legal opinion Friday, in his latest dust-up with the Democratic governor. A legal opinion doesn't carry...
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March 08, 2019 - 10:33 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A radio ad criticizing Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has been removed from stations around the state after his campaign complained it had false information. The ads, paid for by the political nonprofit Truth In Politics, were withdrawn last weekend. Truth in Politics...
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January 08, 2019 - 7:28 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has made giving teachers a pay raise of at $1,000 the cornerstone issue of his 2019 legislative agenda, but questions remain as to how the state will pay for the roughly $135 million proposal. Edwards said Monday that he plans to pay for the raise...
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December 26, 2018 - 7:55 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says his number one legislative priority for 2019 is getting Louisiana teachers a 1,000 dollar pay raise, and school support workers a 500 dollar pay raise. State educators are paid noticeably less than their southern counterparts, and Edwards says...
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December 19, 2018 - 9:20 pm
(WWL.com) - The state GOP is calling for a return to closed primaries that only let party members vote for party candidates. Currently voters are free to vote for whoever in the primary, and the top two candidate’s progress to the general election. Most states have closed primaries, but on Ask the...
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October 26, 2018 - 10:05 am
(WWL.com) - Governor John Bel Edwards is embarking on a week-long economic development mission to Israel today, taking with him a 24-person delegation. Edwards also has meetings lined up with some of the nation’s top dignitaries. "We have a visit with Prime Minister Netanyahu and also the minister...
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