Gov. Edwards announces 2,000 jobs coming to NOLA
Posted on 11/13/2017 3:11:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that 2,000 new jobs will be created as DXC Technology will open a digital transformation center in January of 2018 in New Orleans. Edwards says this has been in the works for over two years and is a great addition to the state.
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This time in 2019, Louisiana voters will cast their ballot for Governor
Posted on 11/13/2017 3:30:00 AM.

This week, two years from now, voters will cast their ballots for Louisiana’s next governor. Current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is planning to run again. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry could challenge Edwards and tensions between the two continue to escalate. He says expect GOP leaders to keep attacking the governor on various issues.
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Two years from now, Louisiana voters likely getting ready for a gubernatorial runoff
Posted on 10/17/2017 11:24:00 AM.

Two years from now, Louisiana voters will likely be gearing up for a gubernatorial runoff election. GOP Chairman Roger Villere says they plan to go after current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in a big away. He says Edwards does not share many of the conservative beliefs of Louisiana voters.
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Governor John Bel Edwards discusses Louisiana's plan for Tropical Storm Nate
Posted on 10/5/2017 5:52:00 PM.
Governor John Bel Edwards held his first briefing on Nate and said they do anticipate that Louisiana will take a direct hit when it makes landfall. He says the state is prepared, but people need to pay attention.
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Over 300 National Guardsmen traveling to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery
Posted on 9/29/2017 11:40:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards is sending over 300 Louisiana National Guard soldiers to Puerto Rico to assist the island nation as it deals with catastrophic devastation from Hurricane Maria. Mike Steele, with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says two separate units will spend a month in Puerto Rico.
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Governor Edwards asks universities to update their hazing policies
Posted on 9/22/2017 2:18:00 PM.
In response to last week's death of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, the LSU fraternity pledge, who died in a suspected hazing incident involving alcohol, Governor John Bel Edwards is requesting universities review their hazing policies. Edwards does not want to see another student die as a result of hazing. 
 
"Louisiana has moved a long way over the last number of years in instituting policies and practices to guard against this, but it did happen, so we have to redouble our efforts," Edwards said. 
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Governor and First Lady announces School Breakfast Challenge
Posted on 9/22/2017 3:20:00 AM.
By Jeff Palermo
Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards encourages schools to participate in the school breakfast challenge to help reduce childhood hunger. Donna Edwards says schools that take action and make sure kids eat breakfast can win up to one-thousand dollars in cash and other great prizes. 
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Louisiana finishes last fiscal year with a surplus
Posted on 9/21/2017 9:27:00 AM.
By Jeff Palermo
Good budget news for the state has been hard to find, but we finally found some. Governor John Bel Edwards says the state ended up with a 143-million dollar surplus for the fiscal year that ended June 30th. Edwards says it's a sign Louisiana's economy is improving. 
 
"We've been disciplined, we've worked extremely hard, and so the revenue is finally exceeding slightly the revenue forecasts," Edwards said.
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Gov. Edwards asks supporters if they back a higher minimum wage
Posted on 9/20/2017 4:12:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards released an email poll asking if Louisiana residents support raising the minimum wage. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says this survey is more about fundraising, as many of his supporters already want to increase the state’s minimum wage, which is $7.25.
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House Appropriations chair warns of scare tactics by the governor
Posted on 9/15/2017 11:34:00 AM.

House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry says get ready to hear scare tactics coming from the governor’s office. In a video posted to his Facebook page, the Republican from Metairie says he expects Governor Edwards to start threatening cuts to important programs like TOPS.
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