John Bel Edwards

Sipa USA
July 18, 2018 - 8:59 pm
( Governor John Bel Edwards has announced funding for 23 coastal recreation projects. The $60 million being used to fund the projects comes from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement. Edwards says the projects are a welcomed addition to Sportsman’s Paradise. “These projects span the...
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July 18, 2018 - 5:26 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic governor and Republican attorney general traded barbs Wednesday over the recent extension of a court order prohibiting the state from carrying out any death sentences. Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a statement that his office is withdrawing from...
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July 17, 2018 - 3:28 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will spend $60 million in oil spill recovery money on recreational projects to bolster boating, fishing and outdoor leisure opportunities across coastal parishes. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the spending plans Tuesday. The dollars come from billions in...
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July 16, 2018 - 9:08 am
( Governor John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain are taking a trip out to the farm. They will be meeting with local sugar cane farmers July 19th to discuss tariffs among other issues. Strain says he and the governor will be on hand to congratulate sugarcane farmers for...
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July 11, 2018 - 5:56 pm
( - Governor John Bel Edwards is asking the Restore Flood task to expand the 2016 flood recovery grant program to expand grant reimbursement eligibility to 100 percent, up from the current 50 percent. Edwards’ Communications Director Shauna Sanford says this change means 110 million more...
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July 02, 2018 - 5:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A national credit rating agency said Monday that Louisiana has moved to more solid financial footing after passage of a seven-year sales tax renewal aimed at ending repeated cycles of budget gaps. Moody's Investors Service didn't upgrade Louisiana's credit rating, a decision...
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David Blake
July 02, 2018 - 1:27 pm
Now that the fiscal cliff is behind us, Louisiana politicians are already gearing up for the race for the 2019 governor's race. A key question that looms is, is Louisiana still a red state? Republicans leaders insist that it is, even though there is a Democrat in the governor's mansion. The...
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July 02, 2018 - 9:32 am
( Now that the state has found a solution to the fiscal cliff with the passage of a sales tax bill, the focus in state politics will turn towards next year's governor's race. GOP House Chairman Lance Harris says Republicans remain committed towards reducing the size of state government, but...
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July 01, 2018 - 11:53 am
( - With much of the recent attention on funding Louisiana’s budget, the state is making upgrades to the way residents can keep a better eye on how tax dollars are spent as they roll out the Louisiana Checkbook. The website, which launches Monday, is the product of the work of the...
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June 30, 2018 - 11:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana consumers will pay slightly less for purchases starting Sunday, when the state sales tax rate drops with the start of the latest budget year. The sales tax had been slated to decrease from 5 percent to 4 percent. But lawmakers renewed 0.45 percent of the expiring...
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