|Posted on 5/17/2018 1:34:00 PM.|
The House has sent a 28-billion dollar budget to Governor John Bel Edwards, that fully funds healthcare, but slashes higher ed, funding for state agencies, and cuts TOPS by 30%. But it's likely the governor will not sign the spending plan of the cuts just mentioned.
House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry says the budget they approved identifies what programs need to be funded with revenue raised in a special session.
|Budget, Governor John Bel Edwards, legislation, Robert Johnson, Cameron Henry|
|Posted on 5/17/2018 12:00:00 PM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards addressed the recent US Supreme
Court decision to allow sports betting outside of Nevada on his monthly talk
radio show. 32 states have legislation in place to allow the activities,
including Mississippi, but Louisiana shot down similar legislation this
session. Edwards didn’t oppose the idea.
|Governor John Bel Edwards, U.S. Supreme Court, Sports Betting|
|Posted on 5/16/2018 5:06:00 PM.|
Bel Edwards held his monthly talk show, where he touched on a series of
legislative topics, such as the 15 week abortion ban, a deal to renew Harrah’s
state contract, and the surprise success of a unanimous jury bill. Edwards took
the opportunity to reiterate his support for the 15 week abortion ban, a rarity
for a prominent Democratic official.
|Governor John Bel Edwards, Abortion Ban, Jury Trial Amendment|
|Posted on 5/15/2018 5:00:00 PM.|
The House passed a 15 week abortion ban bill with amendments
on a 78-9 vote, clearing one of the last hurdles before it arrives on the
Governor’s desk for his likely approval. The Senate has already approved one
version of the legislation. Denham Springs Representative Valerie Hodges says
the legislation’s enactment is contingent on the results of a legal challenge
to a similar bill in Mississippi.
|15 Week Abortion Ban, Representative Valarie Hodges, Governor John Bel Edwards|
|Posted on 5/15/2018 10:58:00 AM.|
|The Edwards administration and GOP legislators continue
to exchange barbs over the decision to mail cancellation warnings to
37,000 Medicaid patients. Lafayette Republican Nancy Landry blamed the Medicaid budget cuts on John Bel Edwards.|
|Medicaid, State Budget Cuts, Nancy Laundry, Governor John Bel Edwards|
|Posted on 5/11/2018 4:40:00 PM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards endorsed a statewide anti-cancer
initiative called “Taking aim at Cancer in Louisiana.” The goal is to improve
early detection, improving patient care and treatment, an ultimately improve
“Patients and their families and future patients receive the
most benefit when we can work together, learn from one another and pursue a
better strategy,” said Edwards.
|Governor John Bel Edwards, United Health Foundation, Louisiana Cancer Research Center|
|Posted on 5/10/2018 2:43:00 PM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards punched back against lawmakers who
criticized his decision to mail nursing home eviction warnings resulting from a
potential Medicaid cut, and who are stalling on approving the $648 million in
revenue needed to fund healthcare and TOPS.
|Governor John Bel Edwards, budget crisis, Louisiana budget|
|Posted on 2/28/2018 2:48:00 PM.|
|Governor John Bel Edwards is
calling on Secretary of State Tom Schedler to resign immediately as a result of
a lawsuit filed that accuses the state’s top election official of sexual
harassment. Edwards says sexual harassment in the workplace should not be
“I’m more troubled with his
own admissions which by textbook definition constitute sexual harassment,”
|Tom Schedler, sexual harassment, Governor John Bel Edwards, resignation|
|Posted on 2/12/2018 3:05:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards and State Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson are in Washington to discuss infrastructure plans with the Trump Administration. Reports indicate the President could soon unveil a massive new infrastructure spending plan. Wilson says today’s roundtable discussion is a great opportunity to bring attention to the state’s aging infrastructure
|Louisiana, infrastructure funds, federal dollars, President Trump, Governor John Bel Edwards|
|Posted on 2/6/2018 11:56:00 AM.|
Several state senators are urging Governor John Bel Edwards to call a special session this month to fix a one-billion dollar revenue shortfall for next fiscal year. Edwards is waiting on House Republicans to get behind tax bills to make up the shortfall. Port Allen Senator Rick Ward says for legislators to agree on a plan, they need to be at the State Capitol.
|Louisiana, fiscal cliff, special session, Governor John Bel Edwards, Senator Rick Ward, state budget, taxes, tax expiration|
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