Governor Edwards would like to see Republicans plan to address the fiscal cliff
Posted on 4/21/2017 12:24:00 PM.
Governor John Bel Edwards admits there's not much legislative support for his controversial Commercial Activity Tax, which would raise hundreds of millions dollars to help stave off a looming budget crisis. But Edwards says he's disappointed that an alternative plan hasn't been proposed by House Republican leaders.
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Feud continues between Gov Edwards, US Rep Graves
Posted on 4/20/2017 12:36:00 PM.

Even after the state finally gains access to federal flood recovery dollars, the feud continues between Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards and Republican Congressman Garret Graves. Graves said recently that he would resign if the federal government was the hold up in dispersing the funds.
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John Bel Edwards, Garret Graves, flood recovery, federal aid

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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Centerpiece of Governor Edwards tax plan expected to be filed, possibly today
Posted on 4/17/2017 4:05:00 AM.
The centerpiece of Governor John Bel Edwards' plan to overhaul's Louisiana tax code is expected to be filed today. The measure has been referred to as a gross receipts or Commercial Activity Tax. Publisher of lapolitcs.com, Jeremy Alford, says there's very little support for this new tax on businesses.
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Political group launches ad claiming to tell the truth about Gov. Edwards' tax plan
Posted on 4/12/2017 11:34:00 AM.

Truth in Politics is a new political group created to tell Louisiana residents the truth about Governor John Bel Edwards’s tax plan. TIP Executive Director Kelli Bottger says they are launching a digital ad campaign to prevent the legislature from passing the governor’s proposals to raise taxes on businesses.
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AG Jeff Landry has once again filed suit against Governor John Bel Edwards
Posted on 4/11/2017 3:08:00 PM.

The feud continues between the governor and the attorney general as Jeff Landry has once again filed suit against John Bel Edwards. The lawsuit states the governor’s office doesn’t have the right to withhold $4 million in operational funds from his agency.
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John Bel Edwards, Jeff Landry, lawsuit

House committee begins looking at Governor's tax plan
Posted on 4/11/2017 4:38:00 AM.

The House Ways and Means committee begins today pouring over some of the proposals included in the governor’s tax plan. John Bel Edwards ambitious proposal will increase taxes on many businesses, but he says it will lead to lower income taxes for 90 percent of taxpayers. Baton Rouge Representative Ted James is confident once more details of the plan come out, there will be ample support.
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Governor Edwards lays out his priorities for 2017 session
Posted on 4/10/2017 2:59:00 PM.
The 2017 session is underway and Governor John Bel Edwards told lawmakers now is the time to pass long-term tax reform that provides budget stability, so Louisiana can better fund its priorities. Edwards is pushing a plan that would increase taxes on many businesses, but promises to lower taxes on most Louisiana residents.
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US Rep Graves says he'll resign if federal government is holding up flood recovery
Posted on 4/10/2017 10:07:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says he will resign if the federal government is the reason flood victims have not yet received any federal assistance. Graves made the comments on the Jim Engster Show, also issuing a call for Governor John Bel Edwards to do the same.
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Safe drug disposal kiosks installed around the state
Posted on 4/6/2017 12:41:00 PM.

Walgreens is taking a stance against the growing opioid epidemic in Louisiana by placing safe drug disposals kiosks in 12 locations around the state. Governor John Bel Edwards held a press conference at a Walgreens pharmacy earlier today to discuss the importance of safely throwing away old prescription medications. He says the placement of the kiosks is a step in the right direction to stopping opioid addiction.
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