Gov Edwards pushes for changes to disaster grant program
Posted on 9/6/2017 12:30:00 PM.

In the wake of devastating storms with more on the way, Governor John Bel Edwards hopes to change the way disaster grants are awarded to impacted homeowners. Richard Carbo with the governor’s office says SBA loans are the only funding available immediately after a disaster, but they may not be the best option.
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Richard Carbo, John Bel Edwards, FEMA, Restore Louisiana

Gov Edwards to meet with FEMA Administrator Brock Long
Posted on 8/22/2017 3:35:00 AM.

Today Governor John Bel Edwards is slated to meet with new FEMA Administrator Brock Long. The governor’s communications director Richard Carbo says Edwards would like to discuss how local, state, and federal authorities can partner to prepare the city of New Orleans for another devastating flood.
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Gov Edwards calls on delegation to oppose President Trump's proposed budget
Posted on 5/24/2017 10:40:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards is calling on the Louisiana congressional delegation to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins October 1. The governor’s communications director Richard Carbo says they’re disappointed the budget repeals the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, which entitles Louisiana to a portion of offshore drilling revenue for oil leases.
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Richard Carbo, John Bel Edwards, budget, medicaid, coastal restoration

Coach O to voice flood recovery PSA
Posted on 5/15/2017 11:52:00 AM.

LSU’s head football coach Ed Orgeron is helping spread the word about how flood victims can get federal assistance. The governor’s spokesperson Richard Carbo says Coach O said he wants to be as helpful as possible during the recovery process. The newly-minted head coach will be the voice of PSAs about the ongoing recovery efforts.
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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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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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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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