Newsroom Matters of the State

Gov. Edwards and Dr. Rebekah Gee Begin the Healthy Louisiana Statewide Tour

May 02, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards and Dr. Rebekah Gee, Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, began a statewide tour to discuss Medicaid expansion in Louisiana.
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Senate Passes Raise the Age Act

May 02, 2016
The Louisiana State Senate passed the Raise the Age Act, Senate Bill 324 authored by Senator J. P. Morrell, by a vote of 33 to 4.
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Gov. Edwards Announces More Than $13 Million in Community Development Block Grants

May 02, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards announced $13,734,879 in awarded Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to local municipalities across the state through the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2016.
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Bills Signed into Law by Gov. Edwards, May 2, 2016

May 02, 2016
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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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Senate Committee Sends Raise the Age Act to the Full Senate

April 25, 2016
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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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Additional Parishes Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

April 21, 2016
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The Advocate: Louisiana continues to pay out more to corporations in tax rebates

April 19, 2016
The Louisiana treasury has continued to pay out more to corporations in tax rebates this year than it has collected from them in tax receipts, the latest figures show.
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Gov. Edwards: Enrollment for Medicaid Expansion to Begin on June 1

April 18, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards testified before the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare’s oversight hearing on Medicaid Expansion.
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