Is Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham looking at the 2019 governor's race?
Posted on 12/11/2017 8:00:00 AM.

LaPolitics Weekly reports Congressman Ralph Abraham is considering a run for governor in 2019. Abraham says he hasn’t made any decisions, but a number of people are asking him about it. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says the Richland Parish physician will need to boost his name recognition.
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Former Gov. Blanco in the fight for her life after being diagnosed with liver cancer
Posted on 12/10/2017 11:15:00 AM.
Former Governor Kathleen Blanco has disclosed that her previously diagnosed eye cancer has spread to her liver and she says there's no cure. Blanco says she has a difficult battle ahead of her.
 
"I have begun a treatment program that hopefully, over time, will quell these cancer demons," Blanco said in a letter to Louisiana residents. "No treatments have yet been identified to actually cure this type of melanoma, so a variety of treatments will likely be necessary over time." 
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Governor seeks campaign donations on 2nd anniversary of his election
Posted on 11/21/2017 2:28:00 PM.

Two years ago today, John Bel Edwards was elected as Louisiana’s 56th governor. Edwards’ approval ratings are solid, but political analyst Clancy Dubos says there’s no guarantee the Democrat from Amite will be re-elected.
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This time in 2019, Louisiana voters will cast their ballot for Governor
Posted on 11/13/2017 3:30:00 AM.

This week, two years from now, voters will cast their ballots for Louisiana’s next governor. Current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is planning to run again. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry could challenge Edwards and tensions between the two continue to escalate. He says expect GOP leaders to keep attacking the governor on various issues.
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Governor Edwards calls for a special session to fix budget deficit
Posted on 1/27/2017 11:01:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards announces he will call a special session so legislators can make what he calls "painful" cuts to address a 304-million dollar shortfall. Edwards says the 11-day special session would start February 13th.
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Gov. John Bel Edwards' approval rating up 13 points from May
Posted on 9/22/2016 3:01:00 AM.

A new poll released by Southern Media and Opinion Research finds Governor John Bel Edwards’ approval rating is at 63%. That’s a 13% increase from May. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says there is a saying by a lot elected officials, you never let a crisis go by without taking advantage of it. He says that what Edwards did by being very visible during the tragic shootings and the flooding.
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Edwin Edwards turns 89
Posted on 8/7/2016 9:26:00 AM.

Former four-term governor Edwin Edwards says he is well on his way to becoming the oldest governor of Louisiana, as he turned 89-years-old on Sunday. Edwards’s youngest son Eli just turned 3, and he says it’s given him a chance to be a better father than he was to his first four children. He has some advice for young fathers.
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Transportation task force holds first meeting
Posted on 7/12/2016 3:22:00 AM.

A transportation task force created by Governor John Bel Edwards holds its first meeting today. The panel will make various recommendations that could lead to major changes for Louisiana’s roadways. State Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says the task force holds its first meeting as the state faces a nearly 13-billion dollar backlog in transportation projects.
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Gov. Edwards looks for businesses to share in higher taxes
Posted on 3/7/2016 12:47:00 PM.
With the special session set to end Wednesday night, lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a plan to address the state's large budget deficit. There's talk about increasing Louisiana's four-cent sales tax by as much two-cents, but Governor John Bel Edwards believes the tax burden should be spread out, impacting businesses as well.
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Governor Edwards to deliver bad budget news to taxpayers
Posted on 2/11/2016 4:29:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards will address Louisiana citizens tonight to discuss the state’s historic budget deficit. This address comes ahead of the special legislative session that begins Sunday, where lawmakers will have to come up with a plan to combat an 870-million dollar budget deficit.  UL Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says that this kind of speech is unprecedented.
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