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Gov. Edwards Statement on the Passing of Justice Scalia

February 13, 2016
Upon news of the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Gov. Edwards said the following
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The Governor

Gov. Edwards Asks Federal Government to Preserve Coastal Dollars

February 12, 2016
Gov. John Bel Edwards asked President Barack Obama to withdraw his budget proposal redirecting anticipated federal offshore oil revenues away from Louisiana and other states bordering the Gulf of Mexico.
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Matters of the State

Higher Education and the State Budget Crisis: FAQs

February 12, 2016
Answers to your questions about Louisiana's budget crisis and its effects on higher education, including the TOPS Scholarship Program.
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The Governor

Gov. Edwards' Statement on TOPS Funding

February 12, 2016
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Matters of the State The Governor

Gov. Edwards' Special Address to the State

February 11, 2016
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Matters of the State The Governor

Gov. Edwards Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference Revising Budget Projections

February 10, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the latest budget projections announced by the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC). The REC revised both the current year's budget shortfall, which must be addressed by June 30, and next year's budget shortfall, which begins July 1.
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Matters of the State The Governor

Gov. Edwards to Make Special Address to the State of Louisiana

February 10, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards will make a special address to the citizens of Louisiana to discuss the historic budget shortfall facing the state ahead of a special session of the Louisiana Legislature. The special address will be aired statewide at 6:30 pm on all major network television and radio stations, as well as Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB).
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Matters of the State

The Louisiana Budget Crisis: FAQs

February 08, 2016
Louisiana faces the largest budget crisis in our state’s history – an estimated $750 million shortfall that must be addressed by June 30th and $1.9 billion shortfall for the next fiscal year that begins July 1.
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Matters of the State

Gov. Edwards Issues Call for Special Legislative Session

February 05, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards issued the call for a twenty-five day special session of the Louisiana Legislature to address the largest budget shortfall in Louisiana’s history. The governor’s call includes a broad menu of 36 items from which legislators may choose to fill the budget gap in a fiscal legislative session that will last from Feb. 14, 2016 through no later than Mar. 9, 2016.
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Matters of the State

Gov. Edwards Announces End to Common Core Lawsuit after New Congressional Act

February 04, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards announced he was directing his executive counsel to drop the lawsuit initiated by the former administration regarding the state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards (Jindal v. US Department of Education (US DOE).
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