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Updates about Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana governor, John Bel Edwards

 

Louisiana Governor: Information and news stories about Democrat Governor, John Bel Edwards

jbe roseWelcome to the party, pal: liberal Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards has joined the bandwagon to streamline through reduction occupational licensing in Louisiana. Regardless of his reason for doing so, better late than never.

 fiscal cliff jbeA recent poll by Southern Media and Opinion Research shows that Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards enjoys a 65% approval rating among voters. Edwards, the only statewide elected Democrat, has seen a surge in his poll numbers since the last legislative session. 

Unfortunately for Edwards, there is a legislative session slated to begin in the spring. According to pollster Bernie Pinsonat, the Governor’s “job ratings are apparently affected by legislative sessions with talk of taxes and budget deficits.” 

bel edwardsWith the recent action by the Donald Trump Justice Department on the issue of Marijuana criminal enforcement on the mind, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has written a letter to President Trump asking for his assistance on the new state law involving medical marijuana.

sharon hewittToday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’s office responded to Senator Sharon Hewitt of St. Bernard who recently wrote a letter to Daryl Purpera, the legislative auditor.

A release from Edwards’s Office said, “Today, Chief of Staff Mark Cooper released the following statement addressing Sen. Sharon Hewitt’s request of the Legislative Auditor:

 

edwards capitolby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Edwards, leaders in D.C.

landryCourt throws out Edwards Order

Louisiana’s First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Gov. John Bel Edwards on his executive order protecting gay and transgender Louisianans from discrimination in state employment and services.

State Attorney General Jeff Landry had challenged the 2016 order from the governor.  He won in a lower court and now has scored a victory in the Appeals Court, which upheld the lower court’s ruling.

Is it good state policy for foreign-owned companies to do business in Louisiana? Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards addressed this issue today, in Geismar Louisiana.  Below is a statement from his press office highlighting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI):

landryGovernor John Bel Edwards has expressed his disappointment about a 1st Circuit Court Decision today involving job discrimination in his ongoing battle with the Attorney General Jeff Landry.  The Appellate Court today sided with Landry over the issue whether the Governor can protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people working for state government from discrimination, harassment, and firing.

cassidyLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, who is in somewhat of an uncomfortable position, being the governor of the State in which one of the key promoters of congressional legislation on healthcare repeal, US Senator Bill Cassidy, is the key author, has come out against the passing of the current Obamacare repeal legislation.

Here is Governor Edwards's statement:

john bel edwards loresHow do you fill a budget gap of more than #1 billion dollars after consecutive years of combination of tax increases and budget cuts amounting to roughly $3 billion?

This is the issue plaguing Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, his staff, the Louisiana legislature and of course, the business and the citizens of the state.

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