Newsroom Matters of the State

John Bel Edwards: Put partisanship aside to avoid painful cuts (The Advocate)

April 17, 2016
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Louisiana to Formally Submit Application for $100 Million Federal Transportation Grant

April 14, 2016
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TOPS Questions and Answers

April 14, 2016
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Gov. Edwards Signs Non-discrimination Executive Order; Rescinds Marriage and Conscience Executive Order

April 13, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order providing employment protections for state employees and employees of state contractors on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability, or age.
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Senate Approves the Louisiana Equal Pay Act

April 12, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards applauded the Louisiana Senate’s passage of the Equal Pay Act, legislation that would help to eliminate the pay gap between men and women. The Louisiana Equal Pay Act, authored by Sen. J.P. Morrell, is a critical piece of Gov. Edwards’ legislative package for the regular session. The Senate approved the bill by a vote of 28-10.
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Gov. Edwards Testifies Before House Appropriations Committee

April 12, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards testified before the House Appropriations Committee to present the updated executive budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.
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Disaster Grant Awarded to Help Louisiana Workers Displaced by Severe Weather

April 12, 2016
Louisiana has requested and received a $1,699,317 disaster assistance grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to help provide temporary jobs in the Louisiana parishes devastated by the recent storms and flooding.
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Governor's Request Granted to Include Avoyelles Parish in Federal Declaration

April 07, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards' April 4 request that President Barack Obama expand the existing federal declaration for the State of Louisiana to include Avoyelles Parish has been granted.
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Edwards Files Motion to Intervene in 39 Coastal Lawsuits

April 07, 2016
The Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Thomas Harris, as instructed by Governor John Bel Edwards, intervened in the 39 coastal damage lawsuits that have been filed by Plaquemines, Jefferson, and Cameron Parishes.
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Gov. Edwards' Statement on Fitch Credit Rating Downgrade

April 05, 2016
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