Newsroom Matters of the State

Governor's Request Granted to Include Additional Parishes in Federal Declaration

April 04, 2016
The following five parishes have been added: Catahoula, East Carroll, Franklin, Lincoln, and St. Helena.
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Edwards Issues Executive Order Directing Agencies to Adhere to the Coastal Master Plan

April 04, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards issued an executive order directing all state agencies to operate in a manner consistent with the Coastal Master Plan.
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Gov. Edwards' Statement on BP Settlement

April 04, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards released the following statement on a federal court’s approval of the BP settlement. This decision clears the way for Louisiana to receive critical coastal restoration funding and provide immediate assistance to close the current fiscal year’s budget deficit.
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Gov. Edwards Testifies in Support of Legislation to Increase the Minimum Wage

March 31, 2016
In a meeting of the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, Governor John Bel Edwards testified in support of a bill that would increase the minimum wage in Louisiana to $8.50 over the next two years.
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Gov. Edwards Testifies in Support of Equal Pay Legislation

March 31, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards testified in the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee in support of the Louisiana Equal Pay Act, legislation by Senator J.P. Morrell that establishes in law that all employees, men and women, are entitled to equal pay for equal work whether with a government or private employer.
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It's Time for Equal Pay for Equal Work in Louisiana

March 29, 2016
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Governor's Request Granted to Include New Parishes in Federal Declaration

March 26, 2016
Jackson, Rapides, Red River, and Sabine make up the new parishes included in the declaration.
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Governor Edwards Outlines Cuts to Close Budget Gap; Transforms Capital Outlay Process

March 24, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards announced that the $70 million in cuts necessary to close the current year’s budget gap that legislators left unresolved in the special session will come solely from the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH).
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Governor's Request Granted to Include New Additional Parishes in Federal Declaration

March 17, 2016
Allen, Ascension, and Calcasieu make up the three new parishes included in the president’s declaration.
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Gov. Edwards Requests Three More Parishes Be Added to the Federal Disaster Declaration

March 16, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards has requested that President Barack Obama amend the federal disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana to include three additional parishes: Allen, Ascension, and Calcasieu.
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