John Bel Edwards

Louisiana sales tax holidays shelved in legislative tax deal

The tax deal struck by lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards to balance this year's budget will end Louisiana's state sales tax holidays for seven …

Business

Mother warns parents about serious condition from severe heat that sent son to ER

A concerned mother shares her story to warn other parents about rhabdomyolysis after her son was rushed to the emergency room from the condition.

New Orleans Saints

Donald Trump's approach on tariffs will harm Louisiana, John Bel Edwards says | NOLA.com

BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards told President Donald Trump that Louisiana will be harmed by his use of tariffs in trade disputes with other …

News (U.S.)

Edwards attending national governors' meeting in New Mexico

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's governor is spending the weekend in New Mexico to meet with the nation's other governors.<p>Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his wife Donna traveled to Sante Fe on Friday for the National Governor's Association summer meeting, a bipartisan gathering of governors …

New Mexico

Vacationing couple photographs supposed 'Grey Man' ghost on SC beach

A man attacked a group of people with a machete in Central City, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.<p>more>><p>A man …

New Orleans

'Hearts are broken' after cadet at Baton Rouge Wildlife and Fisheries academy dies mid-training

A cadet training to be a Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agent died Thursday after collapsing at the academy in Baton Rouge.<p>Immanuel Washington, 38, …

Baton Rouge

Louisiana Legislature's three special sessions cost over $1.5 million | NOLA.com

The Louisiana Legislature spent $1.55 million holding three special sessions in an attempt to pass taxes in 2018, according to information provided …

Budgeting

Court Order: No Executions in Louisiana For Another Year

A <b>Louisiana</b> federal court judge has ordered that executions in the state be stayed for at least another year. On July 16, 2018, in proceedings brought …

Death Penalty

Louisiana sugarcane farmers focus on trade, transportation in meeting with governor and AG commissioner

<b>PLAQUEMINE</b> — The region's sugarcane farmers took center stage Thursday as they grilled Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Agriculture …

Baton Rouge

$575K allotted to improve Middle Pearl River boat launch near Slidell | NOLA.com

Some $575,000 from the settlement of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill will go toward improving a public boat launch on the Middle Pearl River at …

Deepwater Horizon

Letters: Gov. John Bel Edwards betrays Democrats by not defending abortion rights

For years, abortion rights have been under attack in state legislatures. With President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh — who …

Pro-choice Movement

Cortec to spend $2.5 million on Port Allen expansion

Cortec LLC is spending $2.5 million to expand its industrial coatings facility in Port Allen, creating four new jobs, officials said Thursday.

Baton Rouge

Winners and losers in Louisiana's budget and tax battles | NOLA.com

WINNER: House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia<p>LOSER: Tax 'reform'<p>WINNER: Gov. John Bel Edwards<p>LOSER: Anti-tax advocates

Louisiana

New Orleans lawmaker asks John Bel Edwards to pull Louisiana National Guard from border | NOLA.com

State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, filed legislation Thursday (June 21) urging Gov. John Bel Edwards to pull back the Louisiana National Guard …

News (U.S.)

Louisiana House rejects sales tax proposal John Bel Edwards favored | NOLA.com

The GOP-controlled Louisiana House rejected legislation Thursday (June 21) that contained the 4.5 percent sales tax rate pushed by Gov. John Bel …

Republicans

Hot Seat: Governor Edwards talks about the third special session

NEW ORLEANS - Governor John Bel Edwards talks about the budget crises as lawmakers gear up for the third special session. He also evaluates his first …

New Orleans

John Bel Edwards won't remove Louisiana National Guard from U.S.-Mexico border | NOLA.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he's not going to remove the Louisiana National Guard from patrols on the U.S. border with Mexico as a result of President …

News (U.S.)

Gov. John Bel Edwards expected to discuss Louisiana National Guard troops on border at 2 p.m.

Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to discuss on his radio show this afternoon the status of Louisiana National Guards troops working the Texas-Mexico …

National Guard

Spain's King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia meet with Trump as U.S. visit reaches end

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday welcomed Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the White House.<p>…

New Orleans

Grace Notes: Quippy John Kennedy still has some competition back in Louisiana

Hands-down, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has emerged as Congress’s most prolific quipster. Surely some Louisianan voters have tired of the Vanderbilt, …

Baton Rouge

Louisiana teachers will get paid leave time after adoption

Louisiana's public school teachers will be allowed paid leaves of absence for up to 30 days after adopting a child.<p>Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed …

Business

Appeal challenging Louisiana Constitution felon voting rights law taken to state's high court

A recent appeals court ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a 1976 Louisiana law barring felons on probation or parole from voting was …

Right To Vote

PDF: Gov. John Bel Edwards response to House GOP leader's letter

Baton Rouge

John Bel Edwards calls year's third special legislative session on taxes | NOLA.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards has scheduled the year's third special legislative session devoted to trying to pass tax bills and spare Louisiana from large …

Health Care

The Rundown: JBE vetoes construction projects as special session dates remain uncertain

Today in The Rundown: Still waiting on a special session call and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.

Baton Rouge

Governor vetoes 40 projects in Louisiana construction budget | NOLA.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards has stripped 40 projects from Louisiana's $3.6 billion construction budget before signing it into law.<p>The governor's office …

Baton Rouge

Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes gas station bill that would benefit Rep. Lance Harris

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced late Tuesday that he vetoed a bill authored by state Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, that would have given gas …

Baton Rouge

See the list: Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes projects in state construction bill

Acadiana lost $26.6 million in proposed construction projects with the stroke of Gov. John Bel Edwards veto pen Wednesday.

Baton Rouge

Gov. John Bel Edwards names new LSU Supervisors, replacing some Jindal apointees

With the naming of new members Tuesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards now has appointed a majority of the board that oversees LSU.<p>Edwards has chosen nine of …

Baton Rouge

Gov. John Bel Edwards takes part in White House hurricane readiness briefing

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was among leaders who took part in a hurricane readiness briefing with President Donald Trump and top cabinet …

Donald Trump