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August 22, 2019 - 7:16 pm
A bagpiper played a somber “Amazing Grace” as Louisiana’s first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, returned to the state Capitol for her last time Thursday, carried in her casket by an honor guard for public viewing. Her former staff lined the building steps, and hundreds of...
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Jim Hanzo
August 18, 2019 - 6:13 pm
Officials across Louisiana are issueing personal statements on the death of former Governor Kathleen Blanco, including Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Here are there statement: Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today. Governor Blanco will lie in state at Louisiana’s State Capitol...
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August 16, 2019 - 2:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A political organization supporting Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has tweaked a TV ad slamming one of the Democrat's opponents, amid claims the ad was misleading. Gumbo PAC has slightly reworked a 30-second spot attacking Republican candidate Eddie Rispone, after Rispone's...
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August 15, 2019 - 12:44 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's asked President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster for Louisiana after Hurricane Barry. Barry made landfall last month. In a letter Thursday, Edwards says the new declaration would provide assistance for activities involved in ``...
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Chris Miller
August 12, 2019 - 11:49 am
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards came to Saints camp today to announce the state is moving forward on an announced deal to make $450 million in upgrades to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The bond commission will meet Thursday to discuss the state's share of the funds. The money will come from the...
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August 10, 2019 - 12:30 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards is facing questions about his administration's multibillion-dollar Medicaid contracting decisions from a fellow Democrat, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond. Richmond sent a letter to the governor Friday. The congressman is raising concerns that the...
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WWL Newsroom
August 08, 2019 - 5:19 pm
Qualifying has officially closed and the rosters are set for the fall statewide elections. Locally, sparks began to fly shortly after former Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman, John Fortunato, qualified to run for sheriff in a rematch of the March 2018 special election between him and...
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August 01, 2019 - 1:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will close the books on the last budget year with a surplus around $300 million, the third year in a row the state has taken in more money than it immediately spent, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday. The Democratic governor announced the surplus estimate at the...
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Don Ames
July 28, 2019 - 6:52 am
Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statewide emergency declaration following a cybersecurity attack on several school systems in North Louisiana. Senior Coordinating Official for the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission Kenneth Donnelly says the state was first made aware of a malware attack on...
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David Blake
July 15, 2019 - 12:15 pm
The state of Louisiana is ramping down some of its emergency operations today. Governor John Bel Edwards says he is satisfied with a job well done, but he has heard the critics who said officials overacted to Barry. The governor says he will take safe over sorry any day. Edwards says he's pleased...
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