Governor John Bel Edwards

The state of Louisiana is under a state of emergency. "Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide emergency declaration in the wake of damage caused by the severe weather that moved across Louisiana on Wednesday," the governor's office said in a news release. Officials fear even more damage...
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Don Ames
April 27, 2019 - 1:43 pm
Speculation about the future of LSU President F. King Alexander seems to have been put to rest with a comment from Governor Edwards on Friday. During a visit to the LSU Board of Supervisors, Gov. Edwards told reporters "I support the entire team that’s in place. I think it’s my job to support them...
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March 23, 2019 - 9:24 am
(WWL.com) - Louisiana’s elected leaders have condemned the comments made by Iowa Congressman Steve King, who said FEMA officials told him Hurricane Katrina victims were just looking for handouts, while Iowans take care of each other. Governor Edwards called the comments disgusting and disheartening...
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March 14, 2019 - 7:41 pm
(WWL.com) - The number of abortions in Louisiana last year fell to a 10-year low. 8,048 abortions were reported to have been performed in the state, and Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper says it’s part of a years long trend. “Over the past four years we have seen a 21...
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January 08, 2019 - 6:52 pm
(WWL.com) According to his re-election campaign, Gov. John Bel Edwards raised $3.8 million in 2018 and enters 2019 with $8.3 million in the bank for the race. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross says that’s a significant number for the Governor. “It is a significant number for his...
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January 07, 2019 - 6:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says his 2019 legislative agenda features new items, several repeat proposals and a pledge that he won't call any special sessions during this election year. The Democratic governor, seeking re-election to a second term, says his push for...
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December 20, 2018 - 2:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards says President Donald Trump's tariffs, used in trade disputes with other countries, are causing "pain'' for Louisiana's agricultural and petrochemical industries. The Democratic governor typically refrains from criticizing the Republican president. But...
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