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March 17, 2017 Statement from Gov. Edwards on Restore Louisiana Procurement Process Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
March 15, 2017 Gov. Edwards' Statement on Louisiana's Credit Rating Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
March 14, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Honorable Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, and the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Protect Medicaid Expansion Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
March 8, 2017 Gov. Edwards Sends President Trump List of Priority Coastal Protection Infrastructure Projects Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
March 8, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Louisiana High Priority Coastal Protection Infrastructure Projects Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
March 3, 2017 Special Session Budget Bill Signed Into Law by Gov. Edwards Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 23, 2017 Gov. Edwards' Statement on FY18 Budget Presentation Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 22, 2017 Budget Agreement Protects Critical State Services Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Request for a Federal Disaster Declaration Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 7, 2017 Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 6, 2017 Gov. Edwards: Rainy Day Fund, Strategic Cuts Key to Balance Budget Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Jan. 24, 2017 Gov. Edwards' Request Granted, Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Identified for Permit Prioritization and Streamlining Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Jan. 13, 2017 Statement by Gov. Edwards on 1.13.17 REC Meeting Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Jan. 6, 2017 Gov. Edwards Highlights $3.2M Federal Grant to Continue Disaster Clean-Up and Employ Displaced Workers Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Jan. 5, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of US House of Representatives - Healthcare Reform Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Dec. 23, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on Flood Recovery Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Dec. 14, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement Following Court Ruling Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Nov. 17, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on FY 16 Budget Shortfall Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Nov. 4, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on the 2016 Presidential Race Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 28, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 26, 2016 Gov. Edwards to Lead Bipartisan Coastal Restoration, Offshore Energy Trip Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Julian Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - Request for HUD to Implement Efficient Review Standards Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 21, 2016 Letter to Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Updated Request for Disaster Relief Funding Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 20, 2016 Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Exceeds 326,000 New Members Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 20, 2016 Gov. Edwards Highlights Newly Announced British Airways Services between New Orleans and London Gov. John Bel Edwards New Orleans, LA
Oct. 20, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on Attorney General Lawsuit Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 19, 2016 Gov. Edwards Highlights General Informatics' $20 Million Technology Park Investment in Baton Rouge Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 17, 2016 Governor John Bel Edwards Makes Personal Appeal to Voters in Latest Campbell for U.S. Senate Ad Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 17, 2016 Gov. Edwards Recognizes Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 13, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on Federal Assistance for Flood Recovery Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Sept. 30, 2016 Gov. Edwards to Lead Louisiana Trade Mission to Cuba Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Sept. 29, 2016 Gov. Edwards, Incitec Pivot, Dyno Nobel and Cornerstone Chemical Dedicate New Ammonia Production Plant in Jefferson Parish Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Sept. 22, 2016 Gov. Edwards: Louisiana's "Jobs for America's Graduates" Program to Expand Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Sept. 22, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on the Inclusion of Flood Relief Funding in CR Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Sept. 16, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement Following Meeting with President Obama Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Aug. 24, 2016 Gov. Edwards Announces Additional Housing Solutions for Flood Survivors; Introduces Shelter at Home Program Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Aug. 16, 2016 Gov. Edwards: 20 Parishes Receive Federal Declaration Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Aug. 16, 2016 Additional Parishes Added to Federal Disaster Declaration Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Aug. 15, 2016 An Update from the Governor on Louisiana's Flooding Disaster Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
Aug. 12, 2016 Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
Aug. 9, 2016 Edwards, Landrieu, Officials Announce Additional Funding for Loyola Interchange at N.O. Airport Gov. John Bel Edwards New Orleans, LA
Aug. 3, 2016 Gov. Edwards, DOTD, Officials Highlight $60 Million Transportation Project Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 26, 2016 Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds highlight Democratic Governors support for Medicaid Modernization Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
July 23, 2016 The Advocate - In Wake of Baton Rouge Shootings, It's Time to Heal Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
July 21, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on 2017 NBA All-Star Game Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 18, 2016 Gov. Edwards Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Law Enforcement Heroes of Shooting Tragedy Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 17, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on the Shooting of Baton Rouge Law Enforcement Officers Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 15, 2016 Gov. Edwards Announces Support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 13, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement Following Community Meeting in Washington, D.C. Gov. John Bel Edwards Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Gov. Edwards Signs Bill Funding Critical State Projects Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 11, 2016 The News Star - Gov. Edwards: 'We can do better' Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
July 7, 2016 Gov. Edwards, LSP Joint Statement Following Meeting Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 7, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Remarks from a Vigil for Alton Sterling Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
July 6, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement Following Recent Officer-Involved Shooting in Baton Rouge Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 5, 2016 Gov. Edwards: Film Program Review to Focus on Creating a Sustainable Industry for Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 5, 2016 Gov. Edwards: Film Program Review to Focus on Creating a Sustainable Industry for Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 5, 2016 Gov. Edwards, LPFA, and Louisiana Surety Association Announce Bonding Assistance Program for Small Contractors Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 5, 2016 Gov. Edwards, LADOTD, Sec. Wilson Announce $60 Million in Federal Transportation Grant Funding Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
July 5, 2016 Gov. Edwards, LADOTD, Sec. Wilson Announce $60 Million in Federal Transportation Grant Funding Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
July 1, 2016 Gov. Edwards Signs Supplemental Appropriations Bill, Vetoes Contingent Funding Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 30, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Workforce Initiative for SNAP Participants Set to Begin Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
June 30, 2016 Gov. Edwards Announces Appointments to the Governor's Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 26, 2016 Gov. Edwards Elected Chair of the Southern Regional Education Board Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 24, 2016 Gov. Edwards Ties Industrial Tax Breaks to Job Creation and Local Approval Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 14, 2016 Gov. Edwards Signs Raise the Age Act into Law Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 14, 2016 Gov. Edwards Signs REAL ID into Law Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 12, 2016 Statement from Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 9, 2016 Gov. Edwards Participates in National Zika Virus Briefing Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 8, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on House Ways and Means Votes Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 7, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Address: Second Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
June 6, 2016 Court Appoints Fiscal Administrator to Stabilize St. Joseph Finances; Brings Town One Step Closer to Clean Water Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 5, 2016 Gov. Edwards Issues Statement on State Budget Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 2, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Raise the Age Bill Wins Final House Approval Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
June 1, 2016 Gov. Edwards Signs Hurricane Preparedness and Public Safety Executive Orders Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 31, 2016 Letter to the Louisiana Congressional Delegation - Urges Congressional Delegation to Fund Zika Preparedness Assistance Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 27, 2016 Gov. Edwards Issues Call for Second Special Session Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 26, 2016 Gov. Edwards Signs HB 953, Five Veterans' Bills Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 26, 2016 Gov. Edwards Announces Over $1 Million in Local Government Assistance Program Grants Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 26, 2016 Gov. Edwards Signs Executive Order Creating New Education Council Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 26, 2016 Gov. Edwards Makes Appointments to the LSU Board of Supervisors Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 25, 2016 Gov. Edwards Responds to Attorney General's Opinion on Non-Discrimination Executive Order Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 24, 2016 House Appropriations Okays Raise the Age Act Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 19, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on House Committee Failure to Pass Equal Pay Legislation Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 18, 2016 Gov. Edwards Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Former Lt. Gov. Bobby Freeman Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 16, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on the Passing of Former Lt. Gov. Bobby Freeman Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 14, 2016 Gov. Edwards Congratulates Rep.-elect Edmond Jordan in House District 29 Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 13, 2016 The Times Picayune - House Should do the Right Thing, 'raise the age' in Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
May 13, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Statement on Passage of HB 1 Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 13, 2016 The New Orleans Advocate - Baton Rouge School Officials: We Didn't Intend to Call Gov. John Bel Edwards a Liar in Pro-Vouchers TV Ad Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
May 12, 2016 Gov. Edwards, OJJ Announce Retirement of Dr. Mary Livers Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 12, 2016 The Times Picayune - Budget Crisis 'threatens the future of our children,' Gov. John Bel Edwards Gov. John Bel Edwards New Orleans, LA
May 12, 2016 Louisiana Moves Closer to Offering REAL ID Option for Citizens Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 12, 2016 Gov. Edwards Statement on Legislation to Remove Attorney General from Executive Budget Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 11, 2016 The Times Picayune - Louisiana Gets Innovative to Catch Up on Medicaid Expansion Gov. John Bel Edwards New Orleans, LA
May 11, 2016 House Committee Passes Raise the Age Act Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 11, 2016 Gov. Edwards, DHH Outline Cuts to DHH in House Budget Proposal Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 10, 2016 Gov. Edwards Orders Flags at Half Staff for WWII Veteran Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 6, 2016 Lumina Foundation: LA Ranks #1 for Adults with a High-Quality Postsecondary Certificate Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 6, 2016 Gov. Edwards' Request for Federal SBA Disaster Assistance Granted Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, LA
May 5, 2016 Governor's Office to Meet with Residents of St. Joseph, Discuss Next Steps for Town Gov. John Bel Edwards Unknown
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