Gov Edwards recommends expanding homeowner assistance program
Posted on 8/18/2017 3:38:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has recommended expanding the homeowner assistance program to help more flood victims. The proposed changes include boosting rant amounts and including homeowners who had flood insurance.
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Gov Edwards meets with House Speaker to discuss fiscal cliff
Posted on 8/17/2017 11:15:00 AM.

Budget talks are ongoing among legislative and business leaders in the state. Governor John Bel Edwards has met with business owners around the state, as well as House Speaker Taylor Barras, to find a way to fill a $1.1 billion budget gap when temporary taxes expire next year. He called yesterday’s meeting with Barras a good, frank exchange.
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John Bel Edwards, Taylor Barras, fiscal cliff, budget, taxes

Gov Edwards: David Duke does not represent Louisiana
Posted on 8/16/2017 5:35:00 PM.

During his monthly call-in radio show, Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his disappointment that former-KKK leader and state representative David Duke is once again making national headlines. He says he doesn’t want Louisiana to be colored by that bigotry because Duke does not represent our state. 

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Two years from qualifying, who will challenge Gov Edwards?
Posted on 8/6/2017 7:18:00 AM.

Two years from today, candidates will be qualifying for the governor’s race. So who will challenge Governor John Bel Edwards? Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Republicans are waiting to see what US Senator John Kennedy will do.
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Bernie Pinsonat, John Bel Edwards, John Kennedy, election

Gov Edwards calls on lawmakers to work now on addressing fiscal cliff
Posted on 7/20/2017 5:38:00 PM.

Now is the time for lawmakers to work on a plan to address the looming fiscal cliff in 2018. That’s the message of a letter Governor John Be Edwards sent to House Speaker Taylor Barras. Lawmakers failed to address the cliff during this year’s fiscal session. Edwards says they simply cannot wait until next year to start working.
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Education leader reacts to speculation he may lose his job
Posted on 7/20/2017 11:51:00 AM.

State Superintendent of Education John White could be on his way out the door as he was not reconfirmed by the Senate in this year’s legislative session. Governor John Bel Edwards said on his radio call in show that confirmation is a legal requirement for White to keep his job. But White says,
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Gov Edwards vetoes bill to protect freedom of expression on college campuses
Posted on 6/27/2017 4:50:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards vetoes a bill to provide freedom of expression on college campuses. In his veto message, Edwards said the legislation by Alexandria Representative Lance Harris was a solution in search of a problem. But Harris says freedom of speech is under siege on many college campuses around the country.
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Gov skeptical special session to address fiscal cliff would work
Posted on 6/19/2017 10:49:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says he may not issue the call for a special session where lawmakers could address a looming fiscal cliff in 2018. Edwards says House Republicans did not support any of the recommendations from the tax reform task force in the regular session, nor did they propose a plan of their own. He’s skeptical anything would be accomplished in another special session.
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Gov. Edwards names Col. Kevin Reeves permanent head of LSP
Posted on 6/13/2017 12:51:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has named Col. Kevin Reeves the permanent superintendent of Louisiana State Police. Reeves, who has served in the interim position since March, says he is humbled and honored to be offered this role by the governor. He says the department is moving forward from what has been negatively reported to build a new confidence with LSP.
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Gov Edwards optimistic legislature can reach budget agreement
Posted on 6/13/2017 11:44:00 AM.

The clock is ticking on lawmakers to approve a budget before the special session ends on Monday. Governor John Bel Edwards says the spending plan approved by the Senate is a good starting point. He says unfortunately, the House did not vote on the budget last week, but he is optimistic HB1 can win passage this week.
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John Bel Edwards, budget, special session, fiscal cliff

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