Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards responded to Congressman Ralph Abraham’s letter in which he asks that the medical school remain in Shreveport:

“For more than a year, my administration has worked to provide quality health care to the residents of Northwest Louisiana.  Coupled with that, from day one, has been my steadfast commitment to keep the medical school in Shreveport.  I appreciate Congressman Abraham’s input, and now more than ever, we are on the cusp of improving the access to health care and ensuring that we are educating medical professionals in this region."

BACKGROUND:

Shreveport Times: Gov. Edwards: We're not moving Shreveport med school – 11/8/2017
The Town Talk: Governor: 'Nobody is going to move the medical school out of Shreveport' – 9/20/2016
KTBS: Gov. Edwards: Med School will stay in Shreveport – 9/20/2016