Newsroom Matters of the State

House Appropriations Okays Raise the Age Act

May 24, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards issued the following statement on the unanimous passage of the Raise the Age Act by the House Appropriations Committee.
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Bills Signed Into Law by Gov. Edwards, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016
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Bills Signed Into Law by Gov. Edwards, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016
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Bills Signed Into Law by Gov. Edwards, May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016
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Gov. Edwards' Statement on House Committee Failure to Pass Equal Pay Legislation

May 19, 2016
Louisiana women earn an average of 65 cents on the dollar compared to what their male counterparts make. Even worse, on average, African American women earn an average of 49 cents on the dollar for doing the same job.
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Gov. Edwards Proclaims May 15-May 21 Hurricane Preparedness Week

May 15, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) urge everyone to Get a Game Plan.
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Gov. Edwards’ Statement on Passage of HB 1

May 13, 2016
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Bills Signed Into Law by Gov. Edwards, May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016
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NOLA.com Editorial: House should do the right thing, 'raise the age' in Louisiana

May 13, 2016
Only a vote of the full House is needed for the Legislature to take 17-year-olds who commit minor crimes out of the pipeline to adult jail and put Louisiana in line with most other states.
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Louisiana Moves Closer to Offering REAL ID Option for Citizens

May 12, 2016
The Louisiana Senate Transportation Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would give drivers the option to choose be in compliance with the 2005 federal REAL ID Act.
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