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Southwest Daily News
Edwards calls special session to deal with state deficit Gov. John Bel Edwards officially called Friday for lawmakers to convene Valen
Edwards calls special session to deal with state deficit
Southwest Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards officially called Friday for lawmakers to convene Valentine's Day in a special legislative session aimed at stabilizing Louisiana's finances and closing an immediate... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards sets special session for Feb. 14; see proclamation's detailsLouisiana legislators will be heading back to Baton Rouge on Feb. 14 to try to
Gov. John Bel Edwards sets special session for Feb. 14; see proclamation's details
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Louisiana legislators will be heading back to Baton Rouge on Feb. 14 to try to fix a $750 million shortfall in the state budget — just four months before the fiscal year ends. Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday issued the proclamation calling the... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards sets special session for Feb. 14; see proclamation's detailsLouisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has called a special legislative session to giv
Gov. John Bel Edwards sets special session for Feb. 14; see proclamation's details
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has called a special legislative session to give lawmakers a jump start on addressing the $750 million shortfall in the state budget that ends June 30. The special session is scheduled to run Feb. 14 through March 9,... Read more
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The Advocate
Jay Dardenne: 'Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget holeGov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the comin
Jay Dardenne: 'Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget hole
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the coming weeks that will include draconian cuts to government services, along with a nonbinding letter that recommends revenue measures to offset some of those reductions should... Read more
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The Advocate
Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget holeGov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the comin
Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget hole
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the coming weeks that will include draconian cuts to government services, along with a nonbinding letter that recommends revenue measures to offset some of those reductions should... Read more
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The Advocate
Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget holeGov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the comin
Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget hole
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the coming weeks that will include draconian cuts to government services, along with a non-binding letter that recommends revenue measures to offset some of those reductions should... Read more
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The Advocate
After declaring independence, lawmakers must own whatever pain budget process inflictsWhen it comes to the balance of power between Louisiana governors and the Legis
After declaring independence, lawmakers must own whatever pain budget process inflicts
The Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
When it comes to the balance of power between Louisiana governors and the Legislature, lawmakers have long pined for a more independent role. And this year, they finally acted on the impulse. The House, in dramatic fashion, ignored tradition and... Read more
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The Advocate
With lawmakers’ independence they will share responsibility of budget outcomeWhen it comes to the balance of power between Louisiana governors and the Legis
With lawmakers’ independence they will share responsibility of budget outcome
The Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
When it comes to the balance of power between Louisiana governors and the Legislature, lawmakers have long pined for a more independent role. And this year, they finally acted on the impulse. The House, in dramatic fashion, ignored tradition and... Read more
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The Advocate
With not many 'appealing options,' Gov. John Bel Edwards, state leaders tackle $1.9 billion budget shortfallWhen Gov. John Bel Edwards releases his plan next month for the budget that beg
With not many 'appealing options,' Gov. John Bel Edwards, state leaders tackle $1.9 billion budget shortfall
The Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
When Gov. John Bel Edwards releases his plan next month for the budget that begins July 1, it will show what state government would look like after $1.9 billion in spending cuts to address the looming revenue shortfall. It won’t be the budget he... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards tackles $1.9 billion budget shortfallWhen Gov. John Bel Edwards releases his plan next month for the budget that beg
Gov. John Bel Edwards tackles $1.9 billion budget shortfall
The Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
When Gov. John Bel Edwards releases his plan next month for the budget that begins July 1, it will show what state government would look like after $1.9 billion in spending cuts to address the looming revenue shortfall. It won’t be the budget he... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Gov. Edwards' budget ideas unveiled, so negotiations beginBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Reaction to Gov. John Bel Edwards' tax hike proposals f
Gov. Edwards' budget ideas unveiled, so negotiations begin
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 20 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Reaction to Gov. John Bel Edwards' tax hike proposals for closing Louisiana's massive budget holes is mixed. Legislative leaders say they're encouraged by the broad array of options, but others are showing resistance to the... Read more
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The Advocate
Facing budget woes 'bigger than our state has ever seen,' Gov. John Bel Edwards proposes tax hikes, other optionsGov. John Bel Edwards has offered up a menu of potential actions he says would
Facing budget woes 'bigger than our state has ever seen,' Gov. John Bel Edwards proposes tax hikes, other options
The Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards has offered up a menu of potential actions he says would stabilize the state budget — both in the short term and for the future: The state could increase its 4-cent sales tax by a penny, starting in April, and bring in $216... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards proposes sales tax hike, other options to close budget gapGov. John Bel Edwards has offered up a menu of potential actions he says would
Gov. John Bel Edwards proposes sales tax hike, other options to close budget gap
The Advocate / Posted 21 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards has offered up a menu of potential actions he says would stabilize the state budget — both in the short term and for the future: The state could increase its 4-cent sales tax by a penny, starting in April, and bring in $216... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards proposes sales tax hike, other options to close budget gapLouisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has offered up a menu of potential actions that
Gov. John Bel Edwards proposes sales tax hike, other options to close budget gap
The Advocate / Posted 21 days ago
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has offered up a menu of potential actions that he says would stabilize the state budget — both in the short term and for the future. The state could increase its 4-cent sales tax by a penny, starting in April, and... Read more
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The Advocate
GOP tax-raisers have some explaining to doNow, most of the Republican legislators are going home to tread down the campai
GOP tax-raisers have some explaining to do
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
Now, most of the Republican legislators are going home to tread down the campaign trail carrying that heavy budget bundle. They have to explain how after years of pounding the message of lower taxes, the first term of total Republican control of... Read more
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The Advocate
Taylor Barras finds center stage in less than 24 hoursHolding his cellphone, a calendar and two pens in one hand while shaking hands
Taylor Barras finds center stage in less than 24 hours
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
Holding his cellphone, a calendar and two pens in one hand while shaking hands with the other, Taylor Barras walked off the dais after his first full day as Louisiana House speaker, apologizing to everyone he met for failing to return their phone... Read more
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The Advocate
Taylor Barras finds center stage in less than 24 hoursHolding his cell phone, a calendar and two pens in one hand while shaking hands
Taylor Barras finds center stage in less than 24 hours
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
Holding his cell phone, a calendar and two pens in one hand while shaking hands with the other, New Iberia Republican Taylor Barras walked off the dais after his first full day as Louisiana House Speaker apologizing to everyone he met for failing to... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
New Louisiana governor starting Medicaid expansion planBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On his first full day in office, Democratic Gov. John B
New Louisiana governor starting Medicaid expansion plan
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 28 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On his first full day in office, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards reversed course from his Republican predecessor Tuesday and started the process of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program. Surrounded by Medicaid expansion... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerUpdated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first skirmish
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
Updated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first skirmish with the Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in a rare contested election. A last-minute... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerUpdated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first skirmish
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
Updated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first skirmish with the Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusual contested election. A... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerUpdated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
Updated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in the Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last-minute... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerUpdated at 2:46 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
Updated at 2:46 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in the Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last-minute... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerUpdated at 2:46 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
Updated at 2:46 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last-minute... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerDemocratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last-minute candidate, New Iberia... Read more
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29d
The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerDemocratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last-minute candidate, New Iberia... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerDemocratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last minute candidate, New Iberia... Read more
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