John Bel Edwards

Governor John Bel Edwards
Chris Miller
January 20, 2020 - 2:17 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is the most popular Democratic governor, according to poll numbers gathered by Morning Consult. All fourteen governors ahead of him in the poll are Republicans. Morning Consult compiled approval polls taken between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Since...
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John Bel Edwards
WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 3:37 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards was sworn in today for a second term and highlighted his three biggest areas of focus for the next four years. His first and biggest priority is education. He highlighted increased classroom funding, more teacher pay raises, and early childhood education. “Eighty...
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John Bel Edwards
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WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 10:53 am
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' inauguration for his second term.
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Louisiana Capitol
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WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 10:27 am
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will be sworn in today at 11:30 a.m. for his second term of office. The ceremony on the steps of the Capitol, weather permitting. Advisor to the governor, Richard Carbo says attendees will get to hear from Edwards about his plans for the next four years, and...
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WWL Newsroom
January 02, 2020 - 9:44 am
Jeff Palermo | WWL First News Governor John Bel Edwards’ re-election was the big political story in 2019. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says with the state no longer dealing with budget deficits, the major story in 2020 will be how much money the state will actually spend. He says the...
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USA TODAY
WWL Newsroom
December 18, 2019 - 5:28 pm
At his end of the year press conference, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said it’s a good time to be a Louisianan right now. Edwards says not only can the state say it’s home to LSU and the Saints, but Louisiana’s economy continues to grow. "Just this morning, the Bureau of Economic Analysis...
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Cameron Henry
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WWL Newsroom
December 12, 2019 - 7:54 pm
Louisiana's income forecasting battles are continuing into Gov. John Bel Edwards' next four-year term. The House's Republican budget committee chairman Cameron Henry refused Thursday to boost the state's revenue projections as sought by the Democratic Edwards administration. Henry says the state...
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WWL Newsroom
December 05, 2019 - 8:14 pm
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won't have an inaugural ball to celebrate the start of his second term in office. The disruption to tradition is caused by college football's national championship game. The Democratic governor will be sworn in for his second term, along with other statewide elected...
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WWL Newsroom
November 21, 2019 - 11:56 am
The cyberattack on state computer servers will keep the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicle locations closed throughout the state for the rest of the week. Governor John Bel Edwards announced today. He said they anticipate that the OMV will reopen on Monday. "We are very confident that by working...
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Scoot
November 18, 2019 - 12:05 pm
The election is over, and perhaps the most important result is all those damn political commercials are gone! We, the citizens, endured months of relentless political ads that tested the limits of human tolerance for ugly deception. But the important thing is this - we survived - even if we are a...
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