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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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The Governor

Gov. Edwards Joins Amicus Brief Urging Reasonable Regulations on Abortion Clinics

February 03, 2016
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court urging them to uphold provisions of legislation requiring certain admitting privileges for abortion clinics in the State of Texas.
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The Governor

Governor Edwards Announces Additional Personnel Appointments

February 03, 2016
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced the following additional cabinet reappointments for his administration.
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Matters of the State

Gov. Edwards Directs State, Federal Partners to Address St. Joseph Water System

February 01, 2016
At the direction of Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have joined together to review concerns about water quality in the St. Joseph Water System in Tensas Parish.
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The Governor

Gov. Edwards Issues Statement on LDVA Audit Findings

February 01, 2016
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards responded to a joint investigative report conducted and released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor and the Louisiana Office of State Inspector General in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA).
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The Governor

Gov. Edwards Announces Additional Personnel Appointments

January 29, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards announced additional key cabinet appointments and staff for his administration.
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Governor Edwards Transition

Transition Committee on Children and Family Services Releases Final Report

January 28, 2016
Today, the Transition Committee on Children and Family Services released its final report to Governor John Bel Edwards.
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The Governor

Edwards Announces State Mineral and Energy Board Appointments

January 22, 2016
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to the State Mineral and Energy Board.
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Governor Edwards Transition

Transition Committee on Higher Education Releases Final Report

January 22, 2016
Today, the Transition Committee on Higher Education released its final report to Governor John Bel Edwards.
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