John Bel Edwards

USA TODAY
January 11, 2019 - 3:36 pm
(WWL.com) A poll finds that about half of Louisiana voters approve of Governor John Bel Edwards’ job performance. Morning Consult, which polls the popularity of governors, found Edwards has a 49-percent approval rating, 30-percent disapprove and 21-percent are undecided. ULM Political Science...
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January 10, 2019 - 8:53 pm
(WWL).com) - Louisiana has received a one-point-two million dollar federal grant to assist child victims of human trafficking. Governor John Bel Edwards says the money is needed, because a report released last February found 681 adults and juveniles identified as victims of human trafficking in...
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January 10, 2019 - 8:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is under a state of emergency amid concerns about high river levels caused by increased rain over the last few weeks. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the declaration Wednesday for Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Rapides, St. Tammany and Washington...
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January 09, 2019 - 8:14 pm
(WWL.com) Educators are keeping their finger on the pulse of sports betting in Louisiana after Governor John Bel Edwards says he’s open to dedicating any revenue from the additional gaming toward doing better to prepare children for kindergarten. Edwards said if the state really wants to make a...
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January 02, 2019 - 7:51 am
(WWL.com) A major story in 2019 will be the governor's race. Democrat John Bel Edwards is up for re-election and there's two announced Republican challengers, Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says it's unclear who will be Edwards' biggest...
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January 01, 2019 - 1:32 pm
(WWL.com) -- Twenty states have minimum wage increases taking effect January 1, 2019, while the minimum wage in Louisiana remains at the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. It's been that way since 2009, but Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will attempt this year to raise that minimum wage. "A...
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December 27, 2018 - 10:39 am
(WWL.com) Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Ralph Abraham holds a fundraiser in Monroe tonight to beef up his campaign war chest, as he attempts to catch up to the at least five million dollars in campaign funds reported by the Edwards re-election campaign earlier this year. ULM Poli Sci...
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December 21, 2018 - 10:25 am
(WWL.com) -- Governor John Bel Edwards says 2018 was a successful year for Louisiana as the state continues to move in the right direction. Edwards says stabilizing the budget was his top accomplishment. He says the tax deal fully funded higher education, without raising taxes. "We were able to...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 18, 2018 - 12:27 pm
When was the last time you ran? On the heals of a new report ranking Louisiana's health at 50th in the nation, the governor wants more of us doing it more often. "I'd love to have you join me in taking a few steps in the right direction... to move Louisiana forward in a healthier direction,"...
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December 17, 2018 - 3:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's governor and attorney general are trading criticism in the wake of a Texas federal judge's ruling that, if upheld, will jettison the entire federal health care overhaul. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards worried about eliminating insurance coverage for 480,000...
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