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Edwards heads to Iowa for meeting of nation's governors

5 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, July 14 2016 Jul 14, 2016 July 14, 2016 11:30 AM July 14, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is spending the next few days in Iowa, to meet with fellow governors from around the country.

The Democrat, in office since January, headed to Des Moines on Thursday for the National Governors Association summer meeting.

According to the meeting agenda, discussions are scheduled on trade, agriculture, renewable energy, opioid addiction, attracting foreign investment and computer science and technology education for children. Scheduled speakers include U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

Governors also will visit Iowa attractions and can attend a number of receptions held in their honor.

Edwards' office says he'll return to Baton Rouge on Saturday.

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