Gov. Edwards met with Sheriff Prator to discuss misinformation about criminal justice reform
Posted on 10/19/2017 3:56:00 AM.

In a couple of few weeks, hundreds of inmates will be released in Louisiana as a result of a criminal justice reform package signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator voiced concern that violent criminals will be released early without proper rehabilitation. But Edwards says Prator didn’t have the best information.
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Governor John Bel Edwards, Sheriff Steve Prator, criminal justice reform

Edwards: State can't end subsidies to Saints
Posted on 9/27/2017 11:54:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says it’s unfortunate to see NFL players not stand for national anthem, but that doesn’t mean the state can end it’s current agreement with the Saints. Edwards appeared this morning on the Newell Normand show on WWL radio.
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Governor John Bel Edwards, John Alario, Saints

Gov. Edwards says the worst is yet to come in Louisiana from Harvey
Posted on 8/28/2017 2:17:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says the worst is yet to come in Louisiana with Tropical Storm Harvey. He says in southwest Louisiana, forecasters say 10-15 inches of additional rain could fall on already saturated grounds through Friday.
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Governor John Bel Edwards, Harvey, flooding

Gov. Edwards declares state of emergency as Louisiana prepares for Hurricane Harvey
Posted on 8/24/2017 1:32:00 PM.
Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as the state prepares for potential impacts from Hurricane Harvey. Extensive rainfall is the major concern as the storm is expected to linger and possibly turn towards Louisiana next week. Edwards says citizens need to prepare as well.
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Governor John Bel Edwards, state of emergency, Hurricane Harvey

Gov. Edwards addresses disturbance in Gulf of Mexico
Posted on 8/23/2017 4:20:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards says state officials are monitoring Tropical Depression Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico and GOHSEP has activated its crisis action team. He says the storm could hit Southeast Texas sometime Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, so Southwest Louisiana should be on alert.
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Governor John Bel Edwards, GOHSEP, Mitch Landrieu

Governor declares State of Emergency for Orleans over flooding and pump concerns
Posted on 8/10/2017 12:42:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Governor John Bel Edwards joined New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today to discuss the possibility of more flooding in the city, as a turbine caught fire overnight forcing a pumping station to move to last resort power.
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Governor Edwards happy with job growth and creation in Louisiana
Posted on 7/20/2017 4:04:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards is pleased with job growth and creation in the Bayou State. On his monthly radio call in show, the governor said several sectors of the economy are improving, especially health care thanks to expansion of the Medicaid program.
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Governor John Bel Edwards, job growth, health care

Governor Edwards announces $220 million will go to fund flood control projects in the Capital region
Posted on 7/19/2017 12:58:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announced today federal funding for flood control projects in the Baton Rouge area. Edwards says 220 million dollars will go to local governments in the Capital region as part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
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Governor John Bel Edwards, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, The Great Flood 2016

Poll finds Gov. Edwards approval rating is 58%
Posted on 7/18/2017 2:01:00 PM.

A new national poll by Morning Consult finds Governor John Bel Edwards has a 58% approval rating. Southern Media and Opinion research had Edwards at 54% in May, and pollster Bernie Pinsonat says being in the mid to upper 50s is good for any governor, especially a Democrat in Louisiana.
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Governor John Bel Edwards, Bernie Pinsonat, approval rating

National Guard ready to assist as Tropical Storm Cindy moves inland
Posted on 6/22/2017 3:09:00 AM.

With Tropical Storm Cindy moving inland, the Louisiana National Guard wants residents to know they are ready if assistance is needed. Major General Glenn Curtis with the Louisiana National Guard says they have pre-staged 100 high water vehicles and 33 boats throughout the southern and central regions of the state. He says they have additional assets available if needed.
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