John Bel Edwards

March 20, 2019 - 1:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking lawmakers to spend $19 million more this year on higher education than was budgeted, to fill gaps in the TOPS college tuition program, help schools facing accreditation reviews and pay for boosted online resources for students. The items are...
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Chris Miller
March 20, 2019 - 1:09 pm
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson will receive an honorary degree from Loyola University at the school's spring commencement. It will be held Saturday, May 11, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. "Whether she is quietly leading from the sidelines of the Superdome or creating new...
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March 18, 2019 - 9:45 am
(WWL.com) The Republican Governors Association is throwing a fundraiser in New Orleans today, trying to build up steam to take out the only Democratic governor in an SEC state. But political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the big money raised today will likely not end up in one of the Republican...
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March 12, 2019 - 6:20 pm
(WWL.com) -- Community activists are calling on lawmakers to pass a law allowing local governments the right to set their own minimum wages. Step Up Louisiana member Pamela Bourgeois says such a move would empower local municipalities to raise the 7.25 minimum, and reinvigorate their economies by...
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March 12, 2019 - 6:18 pm
(WWL.com ) -- State lawmakers heard from supporters of the death penalty today, including Attorney General Jeff Landry and victims’ families, during a meeting of the House Criminal Justice Committee. Louisiana has not carried out an execution since 2010. Landry says the state is denying justice to...
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March 12, 2019 - 3:22 pm
(WWL.com) The gubernatorial primary is seven months from today. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is facing two G-O-P challengers, Congressman Ralph Abraham and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says it’s hard to say who will be in a...
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February 23, 2019 - 1:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is heading to Washington for a weekend meeting with the nation's governors. Edwards and his wife were traveling Friday to attend the 2019 National Governors Association Winter Meeting. The Democratic governor will participate in two days of...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:12 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The release of a Louisiana governor's annual budget recommendations typically follows a well-worn script, with charts, reams of financial figures and agency-by-agency comparisons. Things likely will be far muddier Friday with the release of Gov. John Bel Edwards' latest...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department has notified tens of thousands of Medicaid recipients that they could be booted from the program, after a newly used computer check found they earn too much money to receive the taxpayer-financed health coverage. Gov. John Bel Edwards'...
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February 21, 2019 - 3:36 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... Stocks lost ground today, due in part to disappointing earnings news from companies including Domino’s and Hormel Foods. The Dow Industrials slid 103 points, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 29 and the S&P 500 lost 9. U.S. oil prices finished slightly lower today after...
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