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  • Sold-out birthday bash for 90-year-old Louisiana ex-governor

    August 12, 2017 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's four-term former governor Edwin Edwards is having an ostentatious 90th birthday bash, with a $250-per-person price tag to attend. A more traditional person might call it crass. But Edwards isn't anything close to traditional. The powerful and charismatic Democrat was the dominant... more »
  • New Orleans dries out following torrential rain

    August 7, 2017 3:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is drying out after torrential rains flooded parts of the city for the second time in two weeks. The City Council has called a special meeting for Tuesday. Members say they want proof the drainage system is working. Sewerage and Water Board spokeswoman... more »
  • Louisiana budget balanced with millions tied up in lawsuits

    August 2, 2017 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As they scraped together dollars to fill gaps in last year's budget, Louisiana lawmakers relied on $36 million from a state escrow account tied to ongoing tax litigation. But those dollars can't be spent while the lawsuits are unresolved - and much of the money... more »
  • Millions will be spent on buyouts, drainage following August flood

    July 19, 2017 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The governor announced an expansive flood restoration program that could buyout flood-prone homes and elevate others. Area parishes will share hundreds of millions of dollars to complete projects. East Baton Rouge gets the bulk of the money, followed by Livingston and Ascension Parishes. Details of... more »
  • Attorney General Jeff Landry dropping lawsuit against governor

    July 6, 2017 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general is dropping his lawsuit against Gov. John Bel Edwards over a multimillion-dollar escrow account, after lawmakers negotiated a compromise ending the budget dispute. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry filed paperwork Thursday in district court to dismiss the lawsuit. Landry had sued the Democratic... more »
  • Outreach events planned for flood victims in Baton Rouge area

    June 25, 2017 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A series of outreach events has been planned for the Baton Rouge area in order to help flood victims get the assistance they need. Three outreach events have been scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday due to the high volume of flood-impacted homeowners visiting the Baton... more »
  • Louisiana budget debate resumes in latest special session

    June 12, 2017 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have returned for another special legislative session, trying to strike a budget deal they didn't reach before the clock ran out on a regular session last week. While the regular session ended with finger-pointing and angry words, House Speaker Taylor Barras says the... more »
  • Louisiana senate rejects minimum wage increase

    May 24, 2017 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to raise Louisiana's minimum wage has sputtered again in the Senate, leaving the state's lowest-wage workers to be paid at the federal rate of $7.25 per hour. The Senate Finance Committee voted 7-3 Wednesday against the proposal sponsored by Sen. Troy Carter,... more »
  • Gov. Edwards outlines state's concerns in letter to VP Pence

    May 24, 2017 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards greeted Vice President Mike Pence with a letter in-hand as he landed in Baton Rouge Wednesday. Upon his arrival, the governor presented the vice president with the letter which outlined areas of concern for the state in relation to President Trump's recently... more »
  • DOJ: 'insufficient evidence' to charge officers in Sterling shooting Play Video

    May 3, 2017 8:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Department of Justice has officially announced that the two Baton Rouge Police Department officers who were involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling will not be charged, citing "insufficient evidence." Acting United States Attorney Corey Amundson for the Middle District of Louisiana said that... more »
  • Alabama ends death penalty by judicial override

    April 11, 2017 9:32 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill ending the state's one-of-a-kind practice of allowing judges to sentence a person to death when a jury has recommended life imprisonment. Ivey spokeswoman Eileen Jones confirmed the move Tuesday. Alabama was the last state in the country to allow... more »
  • New Alabama governor sworn in amid scandal

    April 10, 2017 9:54 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Kay Ivey has been sworn in as Alabama's new governor after Robert Bentley resigned and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges that arose from an investigation into his alleged affair. Ivey, who had been lieutenant governor, took the oath of office Monday at a ceremony at the... more »
  • Alabama governor resigns after plea deal

    April 10, 2017 5:55 PM

    MONTGOMERY - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has resigned after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges of violating state campaign finance law. The attorney general's office announced the resignation Monday with a plea deal. Bentley was addressing the media Monday afternoon at the Alabama Capitol. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey's announced that... more »
  • Edwards: Congressman 'can no longer be trusted' on flood aid

    April 6, 2017 8:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is accusing a Baton Rouge congressman of spreading myths about flood recovery money and leading a partisan effort that could harm Louisiana's long-term rebuilding. The Democratic governor's office released a memo Thursday saying Republican U.S. Rep. Garret Graves "can no longer be trusted"... more »
  • As court hears case over woman's will, leaders demand action at Council on Aging Play Video

    April 6, 2017 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two elected officials in East Baton Rouge Parish are calling for the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs to investigate the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. The letter was drafted one day before the Council on Aging washed its hands of a questionable will that was written on... more »
  • Alabama governor declares emergency

    April 4, 2017 9:59 PM

    ATLANTA - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a State of Emergency that will last until severe weather expected to hit the state Wednesday subsides. He says the warning goes into effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bentley said in a press release that 50 National Guard soldiers will also be... more »
  • Gov. Edwards holds press conference to discuss severe weather across Louisiana Play Video

    April 2, 2017 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is activating its Crisis Action Team due to dangerous weather that will likely continue through Sunday evening. Governor John Bel Edwards, along with emergency preparedness and response officials, held a press conference at GOHSEP headquarters at 4... more »
  • Governor Edwards pushes education package

    March 28, 2017 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Closing loopholes for some voucher students and eliminating corporal punishment for disabled children are some of Governor John Bel Edwards' proposals for the upcoming legislative session. The administration released its education package in a news release Tuesday afternoon. Edwards is supporting a bill by State Representative Franklin... more »
  • Gov. Edwards appeals FEMA's aid denial for parishes impacted by tornadoes

    March 13, 2017 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards has appealed FEMA's decision to deny individual assistance for St. James and Ascension parishes. The governor also appealed the decision to deny public assistance for Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, and St. James parishes. Governor Edwards had requested federal aid for the parishes... more »
  • Transgender candidate: Race for governor not about gender

    March 12, 2017 12:57 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's first transgender candidate for governor says her bid for the office isn't about her gender. Democrat Jacey Wyatt, a businesswoman from Branford, says she doesn't like what she sees happening in the state and believes a political outsider can bring a new perspective and fresh ideas.... more »
  • FEMA denies aid to multiple parishes following February tornadoes

    March 1, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has responded to Governor John Bel Edwards' request for federal aid for five parishes following February's tornadoes. In a letter released Wednesday, FEMA informed the governor it authorized individual assistance for both Livingston and Orleans parishes, as well as hazard mitigation... more »
  • Edwards meets with President Trump Monday

    February 27, 2017 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards joined governors across the country to talk with President Donald Trump Monday. Edwards traveled to Washington D.C. this weekend for the National Governor’s Association Winter Meeting. He took advantage of the trip to meet with federal emergency officials, including acting FEMA... more »
  • Former Auburn coach eyes Alabama governor's mansion

    February 21, 2017 9:47 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018. The 62-year-old Arkansas native tells the Associated Press that he's discussing his options with potential backers. Tuberville says he's awaiting poll results that will gauge public support. Tuberville coached at Auburn from... more »
  • Governor Edwards opens special session to address state budget Play Video

    February 13, 2017 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards opened a special session to address Louisiana's $304 million budget deficit Monday night. In his opening address, he pleaded for Republicans and Democrats to compromise in order to solve the state's budget crisis. The governor's plan, if approved, would use $119.6... more »
  • President Trump approves Louisiana disaster relief declaration

    February 11, 2017 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards announced Saturday that President Donald Trump has approved the federal disaster declaration for Orleans and Livingston Parishes following the tornadoes in South Louisiana. Severe storms swepted through much of Southeat Louisiana Tuesday, causing damage to nearly 800 homes in several parishes. The... more »
  • WATCH: Gov. Edwards travels to N.O. to tour damage, gives updates following severe weather

    February 7, 2017 3:30 PM

    WATCH: Tour of tornado damage NEW ORLEANS – Governor John Bel Edwards traveled to New Orleans to tour tornado damaged areas following Tuesday's severe weather that impacted several parishes throughout Southeast Louisiana. Edwards held a press conference with New Orleans elected officials to provide an update. Edwards... more »
  • Severe clog at Governor's Mansion fixed Play Video

    February 2, 2017 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Tucked behind the governor's mansion, sitting between two lakes, Capitol View Place may be one of the most upscale and politically connected neighborhoods in Baton Rouge but it still has drainage problems. Malaura Blanchard has lived in the subdivision for twenty years, her house sits on the... more »
  • Governor will pay his own way to Italy; New details in Friday overseas trip

    January 12, 2017 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor and a posse of state officials will travel to Italy, Friday, his office announced late Thursday. The trip – which includes State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson – will focus on human trafficking and how the state has taken a leading role in fighting... more »
  • Edwards reflects on his first year as governor

    January 11, 2017 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor John Bel Edwards gave his remarks on his first year in office Wednesday. A full transcript of the governor's remarks can be found below: Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here. A year ago today, I took the oath of office with... more »
  • NC governor expands lawsuit against GOP laws

    January 10, 2017 8:28 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's new Democratic governor is expanding his lawsuit against Republican legislative leaders who pushed through laws just before he got sworn in that reduce the longstanding powers of his office. Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday broadened litigation he previously filed in state court seeking to block... more »
  • Edwards' administration sends final plan for $438 million in flood relief; plans for $1.2 billion

    January 7, 2017 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor's Office of Community Development submitted its final plan for $438 million flood-relief appropriation on Friday. The plan was submitted to the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development and Edwards said that the state should be cleared to begin spending as soon as March. The... more »
  • Gov. Edwards and First Lady to participate in "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve"

    December 30, 2016 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards will participate in "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017" from New Orleans. The governor and first lady will discuss Louisiana's culture and the resiliency of the people of the state during the celebration.... more »
  • Louisiana colleges spared some cuts for now

    December 15, 2016 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana colleges took a lighter hit to their budgets Thursday than state lawmakers had feared a month earlier. Members of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget recognized a $312 million mid-year budget cut at the capitol and higher education took a $12 million hit. In November,... more »
  • Obama talks with Tennessee governor about fires

    December 1, 2016 10:04 AM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. - President Barack Obama has spoken with Tennessee's governor to offer support for residents gravely affected by recent wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains. A statement from the White House says Obama asked Republican Gov. Bill Haslam for an update on the ongoing response to the wildfires, which... more »
  • Edwards, family move back into Louisiana Governor's Mansion

    November 23, 2016 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his family have moved back into the Governor's Mansion after three months of being displaced by the August flooding in Baton Rouge. The flood waters damaged security and heating and air-conditioning units kept in the basement of the 53-year-old residence. The... more »
  • Governor's office emails reveal concerns about Shelter at Home Play Video

    November 11, 2016 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Emails from the staff of Governor John Bel Edwards show the administration had concerns about the Shelter at Home program just two weeks after its launch. The emails reveal how officials struggled to manage the emergency program and rectify complaints from victims of the August flood. "The... more »
  • Judge won't force AG to approve contracts with LGBT language

    October 17, 2016 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has thrown out Gov. John Bel Edwards' lawsuit seeking to force Attorney General Jeff Landry to sign off on legal contracts that include anti-discrimination language to protect LGBT people. Judge Donald Johnson dismissed the case Monday, saying the law is unclear what the attorney general's... more »
  • Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant sticks with Trump

    October 9, 2016 11:35 AM

    JACKSON - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says Donald Trump's remarks about women are unacceptable but stopped short of withdrawing support for the GOP presidential nominee's White House bid. In a statement Saturday, Bryant said Trump's comments "do not square with the man I have gotten to know the past few... more »
  • Haggling over on tweaking LSU hospital privatization deals

    September 7, 2016 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is making its final offer Thursday to the operator of LSU's hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe for a renegotiated contract with the state. The governor has been trying to rework the privatization deals that turned over patient care previously handled by LSU... more »
  • Governor talks with President about funding for Comite completion Play Video

    August 23, 2016 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards asked President Obama to expedite federal funds for the completion of the Comite River Diversion Project when the two met in Baton Rouge Tuesday. The president visited flooded-damaged areas in a quick trip to the region around lunch and made remarks on... more »
  • Gov. Edwards contributes to blood drive at Capitol

    July 21, 2016 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The governor contributed to a blood drive taking place at the State Capitol on Thursday morning. State workers and the public will be contributing to the blood drive into the afternoon which was arranged by the Governor’s Office of Programs and Planning and LifeShare Blood Centers... more »
  • Governor's office to host blood drive for slain officers on Thursday

    July 20, 2016 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards' office will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday in honor of the officers involved in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway. The drive planned by the governor's office along with LifeShare Blood Centers, will be open to all state employees and members of... more »
  • Jindal added to company's Board of Directors

    July 13, 2016 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Gov. Bobby Jindal has been added to the Cotton Holdings Inc. Board of Directors. The company announced Jindal's addition to the board on Tuesday. In a news release, CEO Pete Bell says he's worked with Jindal over the past several years and is confident... more »
  • Governor Edwards attends vigil for Alton Sterling

    July 7, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is attending a vigil and meeting with federal officials for an update on the investigation into the police shooting death of a Baton Rouge man. The governor's office said Edwards will attend a 6 p.m. prayer vigil with community and faith leaders... more »
  • Who will pay? A look at tax bills approved by lawmakers

    June 21, 2016 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are nearing the end of a special session aimed at raising more money for next year's budget through tax changes. Here's a look at bills that passed and those that failed to win support: BILLS SENT TO THE GOVERNOR: -Lessen the tax break... more »
  • Bill to create electronic driver's licenses sent to governor

    June 6, 2016 1:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana drivers pulled over by police could soon show identification with a driver's license app, under a proposal sent to the governor. The bill to create electronic driver's licenses from Rep. Ted James, a Baton Rouge Democrat, received final passage with a 95-0 House vote and... more »
  • Gov. Edwards trying to sell lawmakers on need for taxes

    June 4, 2016 12:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. John Bel Edwards has been meeting with groups of lawmakers over the last week, trying to build support for a fast-approaching special session on taxes. The Democratic governor wants to raise an additional $600 million for next year's budget in the special session that begins Monday, 30... more »
  • Bill to punish grave robbers sent to governor's desk

    June 3, 2016 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Columbia lawmaker's bill to outline a legal framework and set penalties for prosecuting Louisiana grave robbers is headed to the governor's desk. The Senate voted 31-0 Friday to give final passage to the proposal from Republican Sen. Neil Riser. The House unanimously supported the measure, which... more »
  • Bill would limit last-minute raises from outgoing governors

    June 1, 2016 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's lawmakers want more say over a governor's ability to dole out last-minute pay raises. A bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Long requires the joint House and Senate budget committee to approve executive branch salary increases during the last 90 days of a governor's term. The measure... more »
  • Senate sends bid to ban sex offender salesmen to governor

    May 19, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to bar convicted sex offenders from working as door-to-door salesmen in Louisiana is headed to the governor's desk. The Senate unanimously supported the measure Wednesday, giving it final passage with a 37-0 vote. The House also unanimously supported the measure. If Gov. John Bel Edwards... more »
  • Governor sets May 15 target for tax study recommendations

    April 29, 2016 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging a study group looking at state budget and tax policy to give him preliminary recommendations by May 15 for ways to raise money to fill financial gaps. A report from the task force, created by state lawmakers, is due in September.... more »
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards looks back on first 100 days in office

    April 19, 2016 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With 100 days in office now under his belt, Governor John Bel Edwards took Tuesday morning to reflect on the challenges he has faced since he took office. Among those challenges, Gov. Edwards has inherited the largest state budget deficit in the history of the state... more »
  • $1.1M spent on Gov. Edwards' inauguration and transition

    April 12, 2016 4:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards spent about $1.1 million on his inauguration festivities and other transition expenses as he prepared to take office. By law, Edwards was required to pay for transition and inauguration activities with private donations, not taxpayer funds, with a cap of $5,000 per donor.... more »
  • Alabama lawmaker threatens to impeach Governor after top aide resigns

    March 30, 2016 9:59 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Republican Alabama lawmaker says he plans to start the impeachment process against Governor Robert Bentley. This comes after the announcement Wednesday, that one of his top political aide's is resigning. Rebekah Caldwell Mason said in a statement Wednesday that she is resigning as Bentley's senior policy... more »
  • Senate votes to curb last-minute pay raises from governors

    March 30, 2016 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governors would have limited ability to dole out last-minute pay raises, if the House agrees to a measure that won unanimous support from state senators. The bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Long would require the joint House and Senate budget committee to approve any salary boosts in... more »
  • Back in session: Higher education, healthcare could face cuts

    March 14, 2016 8:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The new legislative session began today, and Governor John Bel Edwards delivered grim news to lawmakers regarding the state budget in his opening address. Lawmakers didn't raise enough money in the special session to keep critical services from being cut. Under state law, they can't raise... more »
  • Thousands of homes flooded, Edwards to tour west La. Play Video

    March 13, 2016 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Emergency officials say thousands of homes have received flood damage after severe weather brought record breaking rainfall to Louisiana this week. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says initial reports indicate more than 4,958 homes received flood damage already. GOHSEP says that number... more »
  • Out of office, Jindal looms over Louisiana budget crisis

    March 7, 2016 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Bobby Jindal left the governor's office nearly two months ago, but his legacy permeates a special legislative session aimed at digging Louisiana out of deep financial troubles. Louisiana's worst budget crisis in nearly 30 years is threatening public colleges with cuts that could shutter campuses mid-semester and... more »
  • Edwards criticizes 'lackadaisical' House effort Play Video

    March 4, 2016 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards says with only days remaining in a special legislative session, lawmakers have "failed to produce" a budget balancing solution. While the Democratic governor's comments were broad Friday, he acknowledged his main point of complaint was the House, where Republican leaders have bottled... more »
  • Mississippi governor: April named Confederate Heritage Month

    February 25, 2016 6:35 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, without mentioning slavery. His proclamation was posted to the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans website , but not on the governor's site. He signed it days before legislators killed bills that would have removed the... more »
  • Obama talks to governors about the need to work together

    February 21, 2016 8:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - At a dinner with the nation's governors, President Barack Obama says he's not naive in believing politics can be a noble endeavor. The president and first lady Michelle Obama are playing host Sunday to dozens of governors in town for a National Governors Association conference. Obama has made... more »
  • Edwards in Washington for national governors' meeting

    February 20, 2016 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is in Washington for the winter meeting of the National Governors Association. The Democratic governor, in office since January, headed to the nation's capital on Saturday and returns to Louisiana on Monday. In Washington, he'll meet with governors from around the country. The... more »
  • Efficiencies? Edwards agency heads say Jindal cuts went deep

    February 18, 2016 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers are learning that agency cuts made during former Gov. Bobby Jindal's tenure may have gone deeper than the efficiencies that were described. Jindal and his leaders regularly explained away reductions made over the last eight years of state government budget cuts as doing "more with... more »
  • Income tax overhaul proposed Play Video

    February 15, 2016 8:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A number of proposals for a revised income tax system are on the table at the state capitol. It's part of an effort to solve the state's budget crisis. Governor Edwards' administration wants to lower to income taxes for everyone while reducing deductions. In one plan,... more »
  • No college sports, a distant reality Play Video

    February 12, 2016 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - University athletics are putting a lot of faith in state leaders to right the state budget gap. The state partially reinstated TOPS Friday , following a big scare to Louisiana students and their parents. Many in-state student athletes rely on TOPS. LSU baseball head Coach Paul... more »
  • Baton Rouge is a political hotbed Thursday; three events to be streamed on WBRZ.com

    February 11, 2016 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second time this year, the capitol city will be buzzing with political activity Thursday evening. First, Governor John Bel Edwards is set to discuss the state's budget crisis and sell his plan on fixing it in a rare state-wide address. The governor will appear... more »
  • Louisiana's current budget woes mirror 1988 financial gaps

    February 11, 2016 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- As Gov. John Bel Edwards struggles to stabilize Louisiana's finances, the troubles mirror the deep budget difficulties the state faced 28 years ago. Long-timers at the Louisiana Capitol equate today's financial woes with similar problems Gov. Buddy Roemer inherited when he took office in March 1988. He had... more »
  • Edwards calls special session to raise taxes Play Video

    February 5, 2016 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers will start debating a tax hike next week with Governor John Bel Edwards calling a special legislative session Friday to tackle Louisiana's budget crisis. Lawmakers will go into the special session on Sunday, Feb. 14 and will remain in session until Mar. 9. Edwards... more »
  • Edwards to outline parameters Friday for special session

    February 5, 2016 4:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. John Bel Edwards is readying to release his outline for a special legislative session he is calling to stabilize Louisiana's finances. The Democratic governor said he intends to issue the executive order Friday, setting the dates and parameters for the session to begin Feb. 14. Edwards says... more »
  • Governor keeps juvenile justice, financial agency leaders

    February 3, 2016 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is keeping his predecessor's picks to lead Louisiana's juvenile corrections office and the state's financial regulatory agency. The governor announced Wednesday he is reappointing Mary Livers as deputy secretary for the Office of Juvenile Justice and John Ducrest as commissioner of the Office... more »

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