Gov. John Bel Edwards

Don Ames
July 11, 2019 - 7:51 pm
With Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday along the Louisiana coast, Governor Edwards has asked the Trump administration for a federal declaration of emergency. The governor sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday, asking that Louisiana receive...
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Don Ames
June 29, 2019 - 1:29 pm
Rescue shelters in Louisiana now face new restrictions as to how and when they can provide animals to research facilities. Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a new law prohibiting shelters from taking in stray or unwanted animals solely to euthanize them for research facilities. The law also...
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Don Ames
June 08, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Applications for retailers who want to sell CBD (Cannabidiol) products will be available on June 17. The permits can be obtained at Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. Lawmakers passed a regulatory structure for the products that was signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday...
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Don Ames
June 01, 2019 - 3:05 pm
Louisiana lawmakers have passed new regulations on abortion clinics. This, after already approving one of the country's strictest abortion bans. Critics of the new clinic rules say they'll create even additional hurdles to access. One of the measures would lengthen the time that clinics must keep...
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Jim Hanzo
May 29, 2019 - 9:13 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a federal disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana’s flood fight, including some emergency protective measures. “I thank President Trump for recognizing the urgency of our request and...
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Chris Miller
May 29, 2019 - 9:23 am
It is the centerpiece of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' legislative goals for the 2019 session: a pay raise for public school teachers and millions of dollars in new funding for public education. But while the teacher pay raise has bipartisan support, the school funding increase lacks the...
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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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