Gov. John Bel Edwards

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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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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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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August 03, 2019 - 10:39 am
Thousands of Louisiana's college students face a surprising change as they start courses this month and pay their registration bills: Their costs for attending class aren't rising. For years, many students across Louisiana's public university campuses faced repeated tuition hikes, and more recently...
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Don Ames
July 21, 2019 - 10:22 am
Officials in Louisiana are warning residents and visitors that feeding alligators is a dangerous practice. Recent high water levels in the state means people are seeing more of the animals than usual. State wildlife officials have issued a news release about the subject, and Gov. John Bel Edwards...
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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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