John Bel Edwards

January 20, 2018 - 3:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Republican House leaders negotiating with Gov. John Bel Edwards on a fix to Louisiana's $1 billion budget gap are hitching tax votes to the governor's support for legislation aimed at curbing state spending. House Speaker Taylor Barras said he's floated four "budget reform...
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January 20, 2018 - 10:48 am
( Saturday morning, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement on the government shutdown and its impact on the state of Louisiana. Gov. Edwards called on Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:15 pm
(AP) _ A state district judge will decide in February whether Gov. John Bel Edwards or Attorney General Jeff Landry should have control over Louisiana's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. The Democratic governor and Republican attorney general have been unable to reach a compromise over how to...
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January 19, 2018 - 1:53 pm
Jennifer Kushinka Reporting... Surging U.S. crude oil production this year is expected to surpass output in Saudi Arabia and rival that of Russia, the world’s two largest oil producers. The International Energy Agency says U.S. crude production will likely climb above 10 million barrels a day this...
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January 18, 2018 - 9:08 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's governor and attorney general have been unable to reach an agreement on who should handle the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. So, they're heading to court. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, and Attorney General Jeff Landry, a Republican, both...
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January 17, 2018 - 6:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Winter weather in Louisiana has forced a delay in the release of Gov. John Bel Edwards' budget proposal for next year. The Democratic governor intended to unveil his spending plan, including $1 billion in state funding cuts, Friday. That's been pushed back to Monday because...
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David Blake
January 17, 2018 - 1:47 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana due to the winter weather and dangerous conditions. ''This weather is pretty brutal,'' said Edwards. The governor says more than 1.5 million pounds of salt has been distributed around the state to use on roadways and that 1,...
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Chris Miller
January 16, 2018 - 8:03 am
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is telling lawmakers that if they can't come to a solution on a pending billion dollar revenue shortfall, then they better be prepared to explain to their constituents why there's no more TOPS college scholarship program. The governor is set to present a state budget...
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