John Bel Edwards

Chris Miller
April 20, 2018 - 8:24 am
Today's date is 4-20, a term that has become symbolic for marijuana smokers. Legal marijuana in Louisiana? Don't count on it happening anytime soon, although the debate continues. The push for legalizing marijuana has grown loud enough that even some lawmakers are starting to pay attention, like...
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April 19, 2018 - 4:42 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- With only two votes to spare, the Louisiana House on Thursday backed a $27 billion state operating budget for next year that would steeply reduce spending on health services for the poor, the elderly, and people with disabilities to compensate for expiring state taxes. The...
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April 19, 2018 - 11:38 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana House lawmakers Thursday were debating a $27 billion state operating budget for next year that would steeply reduce spending on health services for the poor, the elderly, and people with disabilities to account for the loss of expiring state taxes. House...
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April 18, 2018 - 5:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana House Republican leaders are trying to rally enough votes to pass a budget for next year that contains steep cuts to health care services, with no help from Democrats and a veto threat from Gov. John Bel Edwards. The magic number is 53. That's a majority of the...
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April 18, 2018 - 2:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that he wants a trained officer in every Louisiana school in the wake of a massacre at a high school in Florida where 17 people were killed. "We need to know that every school district, every school, has one," the Democratic governor...
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April 16, 2018 - 12:21 pm
(WWL.com) -- The Louisiana House Appropriations Committee on Monday approved a budget for next fiscal year that will contain $648 million in cuts from the current fiscal year, but fully funds TOPS. When the budget process started, lawmakers had a nearly billion dollar budget deficit, but an...
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April 16, 2018 - 9:47 am
(WWL.com) -- The Louisiana House Appropriations Committee is expected to approve a budget today for next fiscal year that will contain $648 million in cuts from the current fiscal year. When the budget process started, lawmakers had a nearly billion dollar budget deficit, but an increase in tax...
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April 14, 2018 - 3:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program has helped create or support nearly 19,200 jobs across the state and $178 million in state and local taxes. That's according to an economic analysis done by three LSU professors hired by the state health department to look at the...
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April 09, 2018 - 11:27 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is continuing his pledge to end the regular legislative session early to take up fiscal matters that are pressing. Testifying in a rare Sunday meeting of the senate finance committee Edwards again urged early dismissal. “So I continue to believe we...
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March 27, 2018 - 8:34 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana won't be joining 29 other states in paying a minimum wage higher than the federally-set rate, as Gov. John Bel Edwards saw one of his signature legislative efforts fail for a third year in a row. The Senate on Tuesday refused...
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