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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Garret Graves, Richard Carbo, John Bel Edwards, flood recovery

Louisiana governor urges congressional leaders to keep Medicaid expansion
Posted on 3/14/2017 1:31:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has sent a letter to congressional leaders urging the protection of Medicaid expansion. The governor’s communications director Richard Carbo says as the debate is underway in the nation’s capital to repeal and replace Obamacare, Edwards is standing behind the program he signed into law on his first day in office.
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Governor John Bel Edwards, Richard Carbo, medicaid expansion

Gov Edwards to meet with federal leaders about Medicaid expansion
Posted on 2/24/2017 10:57:00 AM.

On Sunday Governor John Bel Edwards will meet with US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss Medicaid expansion. The meeting comes amid ongoing discussions at the nation’s capital about repealing the Affordable Care Act. The governor’s Communications Director Richard Carbo says the governor will have a chance to tell Price about the impact Medicaid expansion has had on the Bayou State.
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Richard Carbo, John Bel Edwards, medicaid expansion, Obamacare

Gov Edwards to meet with President Trump about flood and tornado recovery
Posted on 2/24/2017 5:44:00 AM.

While many Louisianans will be celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend, Governor John Bel Edwards is heading to Washington to discuss more federal assistance for flood recovery and the recent tornadoes in south Louisiana. The governor’s Communications Director Richard Carbo says Edwards will meet with the acting FEMA Administrator today to discuss recovery for tornado victims.
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John Bel Edwards, Richard Carbo, President Trump, flood recovery, tornadoes

Gov Edwards releases plan to close $304 million budget deficit
Posted on 2/6/2017 4:16:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has unveiled his plan for resolving a $304 million midyear budget deficit. The governor’s Communications Director Richard Carbo says the proposal calls for using money from the rainy day fund, a large cut to the Department of Health’s budget, and state elected officials would also make cuts to their budgets.
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John Bel Edwards, Richard Carbo, special session, budget cuts

Governor's Office makes case to use rainy day fund to close budget gap
Posted on 1/26/2017 5:49:00 AM.

The Governor’s Office says a Republican lawmaker’s plan to close a $304 million dollar deficit would cripple public-private-hospitals, lead to the release of 4,500 inmates and make a historic cut to public schools. Communications Director Richard Carbo says Lance Harris of Alexandria’s proposal would devastate state agencies.
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Richard Carbo, Lance Harris, budget, LDH, special session

Gov Edwards updates Senator-elect Kennedy on flood recovery aid
Posted on 12/13/2016 11:58:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has sent a letter to Senator-elect John Kennedy to bring him up to speed on the efforts to get more federal aid for flood recovery. The letter comes after Kennedy told USA today that the governor hasn’t done enough to secure federal funding. Edwards’ Communications Director, Richard Carbo, says Kennedy’s statements just weren’t based in reality.
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Richard Carbo, John Bel Edwards, John Kennedy, flood recovery

Congress poised to approve $1.2B in federal flood aid for Louisiana
Posted on 12/7/2016 12:17:00 PM.

The US House Appropriations Committee has approved a continuing resolution that contains $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Louisiana flood relief.
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Richard Carbo, flood recovery, federal aid

White House asks Congress to approve $3.1B disaster aid package
Posted on 11/23/2016 3:51:00 AM.

The White House has urged Congress to approve a 3.1 billion dollar aid package for Louisiana and states impacted by Hurricane Matthew. U.S. Representative Garret Graves of Baton Rouge says Louisiana’s Congressional delegation continues to lobby federal lawmakers about the need for assistance.
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White House, Congress, Flood assistance, Garret Graves, Richard Carbo

Gov Edwards back in Washington seeking flood recovery aid
Posted on 11/9/2016 6:07:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards is traveling to Washington, D.C. today to seek a more comprehensive package for flood recovery in Louisiana. The governor’s spokesperson, Richard Carbo, says this is the first of several trips Edwards will make between now and the end of the year as he tries to get more aid approved.
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Richard Carbo, John Bel Edwards, flood recovery

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