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Gov. Edwards Remarks before a Joint Session of the Legislature

June 18, 2018
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Gov. Edwards Proclaims Louisiana Women Veterans Day

June 12, 2018
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Gov. Edwards Announces Accruent Will Bring 350-Job Tech Center to New Orleans

June 11, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Accruent CEO John Borgerding announced the company will create 350 new direct jobs in New Orleans and establish a technology center of excellence in the city’s Central Business District. Accruent specializes in software and IT products that enhance the real estate, construction, development, and facilities management functions of major clients in the retail, corporate, consumer goods, higher education, food and beverage and other sectors.
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Gov. Edwards Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

June 08, 2018
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Gov. Edwards Issues Call for Special Session, Signs Budget, Transparency Bills

June 08, 2018
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Louisiana Awarded $45 million in Infrastructure Funding

June 05, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards received notice of an advance grant announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation approved Louisiana's application for a $45 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America, or INFRA, grant. The funds are committed to building a fixed, four-lane bridge to replace the tunnel and moveable bridge on La. 23 in Belle Chasse.
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NOTICE: Bills Signed, Vetoed by Gov. Edwards

June 05, 2018
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End of Second Special Session Press Conference

June 05, 2018
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Matters of the State 2018 Legislative Agenda The Governor

WATCH: “Yes, I’m trying to run the clock out.”

June 05, 2018
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"Yes, I am trying to run out the clock." - Rep. Alan Seabaugh

June 05, 2018
(Monday, June 4, 2018) - In the final moments of the second special session of 2018, Rep. Alan Seabaugh intentionally ran the clock out in as members were set to consider a measure that would have avoided cuts to higher education, TOPS and other critical state programs. The maneuver is forcing the legislature into another special session at a cost of more than $60,000 per day. A clear majority of legislators supported a bipartisan proposal passed by the Senate that would have resulted in a reduction of the tax burden on the people of Louisiana of $500 million. That plan would also cut $200 million in government spending.
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