Kennedy prepping legislation to go after gun control banks
Posted on 8/20/2018 5:20:00 AM.

Senator John Kennedy says the 7-6 Bond Commission decision against allowing bids from banks who deny financing to certain gun manufacturers and sellers is a statement victory that will inspire similar efforts in other conservative states, and even Congress. Kennedy says the result has inspired gun rights leaders crafting their own plans for going after companies that push gun control.
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Edwards says as non-violent offenders are being filtered out prison reform improves
Posted on 8/10/2018 12:49:00 PM.

Governor Edwards is back in Louisiana after speaking with President Trump about criminal justice reform efforts. During an appearance on AM Baton Rouge on Talk 107-3, the governor defended what he called progress in reducing the state’s inmate population. Edwards says the way the state used to lock up non-violent offenders wasn’t working.

“We were spending seven hundred million dollars a year. We were not safer for it, we were locking up twice the national average in Louisiana and three times as many as Florida for nonviolent offenses but we have the same crime rate as Florida.”
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Governor Edwards to meet with President Trump to discuss criminal justice reforms
Posted on 8/7/2018 7:39:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards will travel to New Jersey on Thursday to discuss criminal justice reform with President Donald Trump. Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Carbo says the invite comes a year after statewide reforms led to a promising reduction in prison population.
 
"They obviously have a plan to pursue some form of criminal justice reform on the national level and with Louisiana having been one of the most recent to enact these reforms, just want to get an idea on how we did it," Carbo said. 
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Congress extends flood insurance program for 4 months; Louisiana Senators want a long-term fix
Posted on 8/1/2018 7:41:00 AM.
Congress has extended the National Flood Insurance Program for another four months. It was set to expire before midnight, but the Senate voted to keep it going. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says he’s not happy they settled for another short term fix, but it had to be done temporarily.
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Senator Kennedy meets Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Posted on 7/24/2018 5:47:00 PM.

US Senator John Kennedy got a chance to sit down and talk with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The conversation stuck mostly to personal topics, as Kennedy said he was keen to get to know the man. The Senator says the two talked about family, teaching, and a LSU hero.
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Sen. Kennedy pushes for congressional endorsement of ICE
Posted on 7/16/2018 5:07:00 AM.

US Senator John Kennedy has filed a resolution that could lead to a congressional denouncement of the movement to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.
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Senator Kennedy sponsors amendment requiring photo ID to use SNAP Program
Posted on 6/27/2018 3:50:00 PM.

Senator John Kennedy has sponsored an amendment to the Senate Farm Bill that would require SNAP program recipients to show a photo ID during a transaction. Kennedy says this would help cut back on tens of billions of dollars in yearly fraud that is rampant in the program…

 “Reform is long overdue, and it seems to me the time to act is right now to ensure that taxpayer dollars are going where taxpayers intended them to go.”
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US Senator John Kennedy travels to Russia this week
Posted on 6/25/2018 5:00:00 AM.

A group of Republican US Senators will head to Russia this week, including Louisiana's John Kennedy. Kennedy says he wants to establish some rapport with high-ranking government officials and he hopes one of those meetings with include Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

"We will probably talk about trade and I want to see and I know the other Senators do as well, we are anxious to learn more about the Russian economy," said Kennedy. More

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Senator Kennedy seeks answers from Governor Edwards in the Wake of a Legislative Audit
Posted on 6/7/2018 5:00:00 AM.

In a letter sent to Governor Edwards, US Senator John Kennedy expressed his concern over what he called an “inexcusable waste of taxpayer funds at the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission” based on a legislative audit.

Kennedy says the bulk of the problems appeared to have occurred under the leadership of Katara Williams, who has since been moved to a position with Southern University.  

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Qualifying for 2019 Governor's Race 15 months away
Posted on 5/8/2018 5:36:00 AM.

We are 15 months away from qualifying for the 2019 Louisiana Governor’s race. Speculation is that Republican U.S. Senator John Kennedy will challenge Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards. Pollster John Couvillon says Kennedy was elected as a Senator in 2016 and Edwards re-election campaign will likely attack the Republican from St. Tammany Parish about running for another statewide office.
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