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Gov. Edwards Announces that Two LCTCS Construction Projects Will Continue

April 28, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards and Monty Sullivan, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), announced that two construction projects currently underway will proceed.
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Gov. Edwards Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

April 26, 2016
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Edwards: Accusations by Special Interest Group Blatantly False

April 26, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statement in response to a new, misleading television ad from an out-of-state special interest group.
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Matters of the State

Senate Committee Sends Raise the Age Act to the Full Senate

April 25, 2016
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Gov. Edwards Proclaims April 29 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

April 25, 2016
Gov. Edwards issued an official proclamation declaring April 29, 2016 "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" in Louisiana.
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Gov. Edwards Appeals Federal Disaster Declaration Denial for Feb. 23, 2016 Tornadoes

April 22, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards sent President Barack Obama a letter appealing the denial of the declaration of major disaster for the State of Louisiana as a result of the tornadoes that occurred on February 23, 2016, which devastated several Louisiana communities.
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Gov. Edwards to Develop New Workforce and Career Development Program for SNAP Participants

April 21, 2016
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards issued an executive order creating a new Louisiana partnership that will require all Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) who participate in the SNAP food assistance program, but who are not currently working or in school, to participate in job training and assistance programs in order to remain eligible for federal food assistance. The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will administer the new program.
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Matters of the State

Additional Parishes Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

April 21, 2016
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Gov. Edwards Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

April 20, 2016
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Gov. Edwards' Statement on the 6th Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

April 20, 2016
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was devastating to Louisiana’s economy, environment, and way of life, but because of the resiliency of our people, we were determined to come back stronger than ever.
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