John Bel Edwards

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Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. announced that DOTD has received $76.2 million in federal funds that will be used to quickly advance highway projects including bridge replacements and highway expansions.  This is the 19th year in a row the state has received these redistributed funds, a validation of the department’s efficiency in managing projects and funding.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards joined Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves at Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana today to announce that the state is providing funding for all K-12 schools in Louisiana to begin using the RAVE Mobile Safety App that will better alert authorities to emergencies on K-12 campuses.

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Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Epic Piping CEO Remi Bonnecaze announced the company will establish a 40,000-square-foot pipe supports fabrication facility in Lake Providence, Louisiana. The new facility will feature custom milling and fitting shops and onsite structural welding areas that will generate pipe support materials for Epic Piping’s global customer base.

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The Delta Regional Authority announced three new Louisiana graduates of the Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy. The DLI works to create jobs, build communities, and improve lives across the Mississippi River Delta region and the Black Belt of Alabama.

BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to Pres. Donald J. Trump requesting a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Louisiana due to the impact of Hurricane Barry last month. Barry made landfall July 13, 2019, near Intracoastal City with maximum sustained winds of 71 mph and gusts up to 85 mph. 

The hurricane triggered extensive rainfall, flash flooding and multiple tornadoes. In addition to Barry's landfall, the state was already dealing with months of elevated river levels and continuous river flood fighting before the hurricane threatened the state.

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Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger Ralph Abraham made spending promises to sheriffs Thursday while offering diverging tax pitches to mayors and municipal leaders, as the pair traveled to campaign forums on opposite ends of Louisiana seeking to woo local officials' support in the governor's race.

Louisiana Governor Releases First TV Ad In Re-election Bid

Jul 8, 2019

The advertising blitz in the Louisiana governor's race began Monday, as Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards released his first statewide TV ad, touting his financial stewardship of the state.

Gov. Edwards' campaign described a sizable "seven-figure ad buy" that will have the 30-second spot in heavy rotation on television and websites. The campaign told The Associated Press that it intends to stay on TV through Election Day with the launch of the ad, which also draws a contrast with the deficit-riddled years of Edwards' Republican predecessor.

Louisiana Governor Signs $30B Budget; Touts Teacher Raises

Jun 19, 2019
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Saying "a great education cures a lot of ills," Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday signed Louisiana's $30 billion operating budget at a Baton Rouge elementary school where he hailed the first statewide public school teacher raise in a decade.

The 2019-20 budget starting July 1 contains increases for public elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, early learning programs, health care services and public safety programs.

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BATON ROUGE -- Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law from the 2019 Regular Legislative Session:

SB 1- Provides for investment of funds by board of trustees for Bossier City Police Pension and Relief Fund.

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the 13 college students who have been chosen to participate in The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government. This is an opportunity for the students to gain firsthand knowledge about the development and implementation of public policy as well as the state’s rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government. The program is a partnership with Louisiana’s Office of the Governor, Louisiana State University, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

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