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End of Second Special Session Press Conference

June 05, 2018
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WATCH: “Yes, I’m trying to run the clock out.”

June 05, 2018
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"Yes, I am trying to run out the clock." - Rep. Alan Seabaugh

June 05, 2018
(Monday, June 4, 2018) - In the final moments of the second special session of 2018, Rep. Alan Seabaugh intentionally ran the clock out in as members were set to consider a measure that would have avoided cuts to higher education, TOPS and other critical state programs. The maneuver is forcing the legislature into another special session at a cost of more than $60,000 per day. A clear majority of legislators supported a bipartisan proposal passed by the Senate that would have resulted in a reduction of the tax burden on the people of Louisiana of $500 million. That plan would also cut $200 million in government spending.
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The Governor

NOTICE: Bills Signed, Vetoed by Gov. Edwards

June 04, 2018
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Matters of the State The Governor

Gov. Edwards Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Bishop T. F. Tenney

June 04, 2018
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Gov. Edwards Releases Statement on Senate Budget Compromise

June 03, 2018
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The Governor

NOTICE: Bills Signed by Gov. Edwards

June 01, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law from the 2018 Regular Legislative Session:
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The Governor

Tax Foundation Report: State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita

June 01, 2018
The Takeaway: "Of the states that tax wage income, lowest per capita collections occurred in Louisiana ($639), Mississippi ($596), and Arizona ($551)."
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Matters of the State The Governor

Gov. Edwards: Hurricane Season 2018 Begins

June 01, 2018
Everyone Urged to Get A Game Plan
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Gov. Edwards’ Statement on the Death of Ella Brennan

May 31, 2018
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