Governor John Bel Edwards

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Jim Hanzo
December 06, 2018 - 9:37 am
The Advocate reports that U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has thrown his hat in the ring for governor. Abraham will be challenging Gov. John Bel Edwards in the 2019 election. Abraham, a Republican has represented Louisiana's 5th Congressional district in the northeastern part of Louisiana since 2015. He...
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Jim Hanzo
December 03, 2018 - 10:26 am
Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement immediately following U.S. Senator John Kennedy's announcement that he would not run against Edwards for Louisiana governor. "For Sen. Kennedy, this was never about the people of Louisiana. This was about focusing the spotlight on himself. Now that...
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November 21, 2018 - 9:55 am
(WWL.com) Governor Edwards, on his monthly talk show Ask the Governor, said minimum wage increase successes in other southern states have galvanized his administration and their allies to push for pay raise for working class Louisianans again in the next legislative session. Corporate lobbies like...
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USA TODAY
November 15, 2018 - 7:33 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards has traveled to California to participate in a summit with celebrity Kim Kardashian West, rapper Meek Mill and other well-known figures, touting efforts to reshape criminal justice laws. Louisiana's Democratic governor will participate in a public...
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Jim Hanzo
November 14, 2018 - 3:32 pm
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has announced he will not run for Louisiana but instead will seek a second term as Louisiana's chief legal officer. Landry said he can best serve the state by continuing to do his current job. That decision takes the Republican out of running against Governor...
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October 04, 2018 - 10:05 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The governor of Louisiana has met with eight major film production companies to discuss filming opportunities in the state. It's reported Wednesday that Gov. John Bel Edwards met this week with Netflix, Warner Bros., NBC, Universal, HBO, Hulu, CBS and Sony Pictures Motion Picture...
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October 01, 2018 - 10:07 am
(WWL.com) Governor John Bel Edwards is in California to promote Louisiana as a prime location for TV and film production. A delegation from Louisiana is meeting with executives from Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Walt Disney Studios to name a few. Executive Director of Louisiana Entertainment Chris Stelly...
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August 07, 2018 - 8:49 am
(WWL.com) Governor John Bel Edwards will travel to New Jersey on Thursday to discuss criminal justice reform with President Donald Trump. Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Carbo says the invite comes a year after statewide reforms led to a promising reduction in prison population. "They obviously have...
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USA TODAY
August 04, 2018 - 10:45 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Across 10 legislative sessions, Gov. John Bel Edwards has an unusual distinction: He's never let a single bill become law without his signature. The Democratic governor has taken action, either through signature or veto, on every bill that's crossed his desk since taking...
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July 22, 2018 - 4:05 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The tax deal struck by lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards to balance this year's budget will end Louisiana's state sales tax holidays for seven years. When lawmakers renewed 0.45 percent of an expiring 1 percent state sales tax, they also reworked sales tax breaks...
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