Gov. Edwards announces plan to step up high speed internet in 8 school districts
Posted on 11/17/2017 11:46:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces a plan to upgrade high speed internet connectivity to 164,000 students in K-12 public schools. Education Policy Advisor for the Governor Donald Songy says these kids have broadband in their schools but it’s slow.
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Governor Edwards and AG Commissioner Mike Strain traveling state to conduct a listening tour
Posted on 11/13/2017 1:44:00 PM.
Governor Edwards and Louisiana Ag Commissioner Mike Strain will start a listening tour across several rural communities tomorrow. The tour will allow members of the agricultural community an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss their concerns. Strain says they want to know the challenges farmers face.
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Poll finds Governor Edwards has an approval rating of 53%
Posted on 11/2/2017 12:55:00 PM.

A poll from Morning Consult finds in his second year in office, Governor John Bel Edwards has an approval rating of 53%. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says any time a governor has an approval of over 50% that’s good news. He says Edwards has received high marks when it comes to dealing with the high number of natural disasters Louisiana has recently seen.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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