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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

On Saturday, Gov. John Bel Edwards defeated Republican challenger Eddie Rispone to win reelection. The election was close heading into the final week and Edwards held onto his seat with a difference of 40,300 votes. Edwards becomes the first Democrat […]

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June 7, 2019  •  

Louisiana Legislature Adjourns

The Legislature adjourned sine die on June 6. The 60-day session was overshadowed by the upcoming November gubernatorial election. However, in its final day the Legislature did pass a $30 billion budget that increased teacher pay. Gov. Jon Bel Edwards […]

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October 4, 2018  •  

Louisiana Lawmaker to Resign

Sen. Rob Shadoin, a republican representing the state’s Ruxton area, announced he will resign his seat in the legislature and take a position with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Shadoin is currently serving the third year of his […]

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The Louisiana Legislature will convene its third special session of the year on Monday, June 18, 2018. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a call for the session on the same day he signed the skeleton operating budget passed by the […]

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The Louisiana Legislature adjourned a special session late Monday night after passing a skeleton budget similar to one vetoed by Gov. Jon Bel Edwards at the end of the regular session in mid-May. Lawmakers wanted a more robust budget but […]

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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced this week that the Louisiana Legislature will adjourn Friday, three weeks ahead of its scheduled date of adjournment. An early end to the regular legislative session will allow Legislators to convene in a special legislative […]

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The Louisiana Legislature adjourned a special legislative session on the state’s budget crisis on Monday night, two days before the session was scheduled end. During the session, Lawmakers were unable to reach a deal to close the state’s $994 million […]

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February 19, 2018  •  

Louisiana Special Session Convenes

A special session of the Louisiana Legislature on the state’s budget troubles convenes February 19 at 4 p.m., and centers on closing the budget gap by replacing expiring taxes or allowing deep cuts across agencies statewide. Gov. John Bel Edwards […]

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February 7, 2018  •  

Louisiana Special Session Likely

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has set Friday as a deadline to determine whether a special session of the Legislature will be called to close a $1 billion fiscal cliff in the state’s budget expiring in July of this year. […]

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December 21, 2017  •  

Louisiana Special Session Looming

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards told state lawmakers this week he intends to call a special session of the Legislature in mid-February to address the state’s budget crisis. Gov. Edwards set a January 19 deadline for a tax deal to […]

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A special election has been set for February 17, 2018, to replace Louisiana lawmaker Chris Broadwater. Broadwater, a republican representative from the 86th district, submitted a letter of resignation this week to focus on spending time with his family. His […]

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In Louisiana, a pair of legislators and members of the Board of Ethics are leading an advisory committee to review and revise the state’s ethics laws. The overarching goal is not to tighten requirements, but to address clarity and the […]

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A special election for the Louisiana State Treasurer is set for October 14, 2017. Former treasurer John Kennedy vacated the position when he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. The race to fill the seat marks the first […]

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The Louisiana Legislature adjourned the second special session Friday, June 16, 2017 after passing the state’s budget. The Legislature could not reach an agreement to pass the budget during the 2017 regular legislative session forcing Gov. John Bel Edwards to […]

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