John Bel Edwards

Chris Miller
May 21, 2019 - 6:24 pm
State senators Tuesday evening voted 31-4 to approve a proposed amendment to Louisiana's constitution that says there is no right to have an abortion. It's the latest in a series of pro-life measures that have swept conservative states, as abortion opponents seek to challenge the 1973 Roe v. Wade U...
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Chris Miller
May 17, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, the only Democrat to hold a governor’s office in the deep south, says he supports a fetal heartbeat abortion ban. Louisiana’s Republican-led legislature is currently working toward passing a ban on abortions when the fetus has a heartbeat -- typically around six...
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Don Ames
May 16, 2019 - 9:33 pm
Louisiana's Republican House lawmakers blocked a bid to give municipalities the authority to set their own minimum wage rates Thursday, stalling the latest effort to raise base pay in the state above the $7.25-per-hour federal level. New Orleans Democrat, Rep. Royce Duplessis, had sought to reverse...
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Don Ames
May 16, 2019 - 8:57 pm
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Thursday spoke about the controversy in Alabama concerning the state’s passage of a bill almost completely bannng abortions. Edwards has been an outspoken supporter of pro-life legislation, and a fetal heartbeat abortion ban bill is currently being considered in the...
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May 11, 2019 - 10:46 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is suggesting he'd jettison any pricey tax exemptions that might reach his desk this legislative session. The Democratic governor says lawmakers shouldn't be creating new tax break programs less than a year after reaching a tax compromise that...
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May 02, 2019 - 2:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Republicans in the House and Senate are at odds over Gov. John Bel Edwards' proposal to give Louisiana's public school districts a $39 million block grant increase. The Senate is advancing a 2019-20 school financing proposal backed by the Democratic governor that includes...
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April 23, 2019 - 5:44 pm
(WWL.com) State Police announce 34-year-old Reynard Green of Baton Rouge was able to get into the governor’s mansion last Wednesday and broke an antique table. Green was arrested on multiple charges after he was discovered sleeping on the couch. The mansion is enclosed by a tall iron fence with...
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USA TODAY
April 11, 2019 - 9:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has faced one of his Republican gubernatorial challengers for the first time, squaring off with Congressman Ralph Abraham in a policy-focused forum that touched on health care, infrastructure and taxes. Edwards, who is running for reelection, painted...
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April 11, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Seventy-three percent of Louisianans support Governor Edwards’ Medicaid expansion, according to LSU's 2019 Louisiana Survey. LSU Manship School Dean Martin Johnson says before you preface the question with any background information about costs, the policy has bipartisan backing. "Across Democrats...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:49 am
(WWL.com) Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham is touting over 100 endorsements from elected officials in 26 parishes in his run to unseat Governor Edwards in fall. The list features five district attorneys, two state reps, and a number of mayors, sheriffs, and others. Monroe Representative Jay...
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