Edwards top priority next legislative session is more funding for education
Posted on 9/20/2018 6:45:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards says his top priority next year is to increase funding for public education and secure a $1,000 teacher pay raise. Edwards made the statement during his monthly "Ask the Governor Show."
 
"I also want to make sure that we have a $500 raise to support workers, whether they are cafeteria workers, janitors or bus drivers," said Edwards. 
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Attorney General Jeff Landry Blames Gov. Edwards for Lack of Executions
Posted on 7/18/2018 6:39:00 PM.

In a letter from Attorney General Jeff Landry to Governor John Bel Edwards, Landry blamed the governor for the lack of executions in the state since 2010, saying victims’ families suffer in legal limbo while waiting for justice to be carried out. Edwards responded during the “Ask the Governor” radio program.
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Edwards calls for expanded background check, No-Fly No-Buy laws
Posted on 2/21/2018 4:25:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards addresses the issue of gun control during his monthly call-in radio show. Edwards says in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Florida, he’s calling for a more robust background check system for firearm purchases.
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Governor Edwards disappointed with low voter turnout in recent elections
Posted on 11/25/2017 10:35:00 AM.

On Governor John Bel Edwards’ monthly call in radio show, Ask the Governor, he voiced his frustration with the 13% turnout for the November 14th election. Edwards says there were important elections like the state treasurer's race, New Orleans mayoral runoff and a state representative seat in St. Tammany Parish.
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Former aide to governor denies sexual harassment allegations
Posted on 11/24/2017 2:47:00 PM.

An aide to Governor Edwards has resigned as a result of sexual harassment allegations. The news of Johnny Anderson’s resignation occurred when many are focused on a four-day holiday. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says political action committees will remind voters when Edwards runs for re-election in two years.
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Gov Edwards says confederate monument controversy not a state issue
Posted on 4/20/2017 4:37:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says the state should not get involved in the city of New Orleans’ decision to remove confederate monuments. The city is attempting to hire a contractor to take down three Confederate statues and a monument that commemorates an attack by a white supremacists. Edwards made his comments on his monthly call-in radio show.
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Gov Edwards supports Sen Brown's expulsion and Bayou Bridge Pipeline
Posted on 2/15/2017 4:01:00 PM.

During his 11th monthly call in radio show, Governor John Bel Edwards announced his support for two controversial issues in the Bayou State- the expulsion of state Senator Troy Brown and the construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Edwards says while the pipeline would only create about 12 permanent jobs, it would create more jobs during construction and job retention for others.
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Edwards discusses Trump presidency on monthly radio show
Posted on 11/17/2016 11:55:00 AM.

While many people around the country are concerned about what will happen when president-elect Donald Trump takes office, Governor John Bel Edwards says he is more interested in seeing the country come together. Edwards says he does expect some changes to Medicaid, but it’s too early to tell what those changes might be.
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Edwards discusses bridges, taxes, lawsuits on radio show
Posted on 10/20/2016 5:18:00 AM.

During Governor John Bel Edward’s monthly call-in show, he addressed several topics including a new Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge, the future of the film tax credit program, and coastal parish lawsuits against the oil and gas industry. Edwards says a new bridge is a huge priority for Baton Rouge, but it takes a lot of money to build a bridge.
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Governor discusses taxes and gun control in radio show
Posted on 6/15/2016 4:43:00 PM.

The third installment of the “Ask the Governor” call-in radio show featured a wide variety of questions from callers. Governor John Bel Edwards was asked about everything from food stamps to marijuana, and the budget was a key topic. One caller asked about changes to the state’s film tax credit program. Edwards says the state capped the program at $180 million in credits paid out and there are no plans to change it.
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