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

    06/08/2018 8:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Advocate ^ | June 6, 2018 | Mark Ballard
    <p>Acadiana lost $26.6 million in proposed construction projects with the stroke of Gov. John Bel Edwards veto pen Wednesday.</p> <p>Twenty-nine projects were part of the 40 items struck from the state’s annual construction budget by Edwards using his line-item veto authority.</p>
  • Louisiana Governor Signs Knife Law Reform, Removes Switchblade Ban

    06/05/2018 7:29:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 25 May, 2018, Governor Edwards of Louisiana signed HB 892 into law. The bill now becomes ACT 341, which reforms Louisiana knife law, removing a 1950's era ban on switchblades.  From wafb.com: BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – On Friday, May 25, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed 79 bills into new laws. The bills he signed are as follows:(snip) ACT 341 – HB 892 Provides relative to the illegal carrying of certain knives. The wording of HB892, now ACT 341, is as shown at legiscan.   From legiscan.com: (4)(a) The manufacture, ownership, possession, custody or use intentional concealment...
  • John Bel Edwards says Louisiana won't do business with companies that boycott Israel

    05/23/2018 5:29:07 AM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | 5/23/18 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order Tuesday night (May 22) prohibiting Louisiana state government from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. The order directs the state commissioner of administration, Jay Dardenne, to terminate existing state contracts with companies if they are currently boycotting Israel or supporting those who do so. Moving forward, companies will be required to sign an agreement certifying that they aren't boycotting Israel before being awarded a state contract. The prohibition will not be applied to companies that have contracts with the state that total less than $100,000 or that have fewer than five...
  • Louisiana: Is Gov John Bel Edwards resorting to 'Liberal Scare Tactics'?

    05/10/2018 7:08:10 PM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    Various | 10-May-2018 | Various
    Vanity lead in about this: In 1978-1979, then California Governor Jerry Brown 'punished' the taxpayers for passing Proposition 13 (making property taxes affordable for those who had lived in California all their lives). Governor Brown cut police and fire services to 'punish' the taxpayers of California for passing Prop 13 (or Proposition 13). Then in 1981, then California Governor Jerry Brown hired 'Hanoi Jane Fonda' to head an Arts Committee with a $1 million budget. This infuriated California voters even more. One of the articles below attributes the actions of then California Jerry Brown to getting Ronald Reagan president. Articles...
  • Report: (Louisiana) Governor's office staff member resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

    11/22/2017 6:36:13 PM PST · by abb · 19 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 22, 2017 | Staff
    A key member of Gov. John Bel Edwards' staff has resigned due to allegations of sexual harassment, WBRZ reported. LaPolitics.com first reported that Deputy Chief of Staff Johnny Anderson resigned Wednesday after multiple sexual harassment allegations were made against him. Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Carbo said in a statement to WBRZ Wednesday evening that the governor's office was made aware of the allegations Tuesday and that the office holds a "zero tolerance" policy for sexual harassment. "We take these allegations very seriously," the statement read. "Upon commencement of the investigative process, Johnny Anderson resigned from the Governor's Office."
  • [Louisiana] Drainage pump problems extend to Algiers, New Orleans East

    11/04/2017 2:53:31 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    WWLTV Channel 4 ^ | 19-October-2017 *** Older Article *** | Paul Murphy
    NEW ORLEANS -- The so called "Old City" isn't the only part of New Orleans with drainage problems. The spotlight has been on the Lakeview, Mid-City and Broadmoor neighborhoods, but there are also broken pumps in Lower Coast Algiers on the west bank and New Orleans East.
  • Court: Governor can't protect LGBT rights via order

    11/01/2017 12:52:53 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies
    KATC TV News ^ | 1-Nov-2017
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his latest legal battle Wednesday over his executive order aimed at protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state government. A three-judge panel of Louisiana's 1st Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's December decision that the Democratic governor's executive order was an unconstitutional attempt to expand state law. The unanimous appellate ruling was a victory for the Republican state attorney general, Jeff Landry, who had issued an opinion saying the order violated the state constitution. Landry had refused to approve various state agency...
  • Dem Louisiana Gov Edwards: Trump, Federal Gov’t Response To Harvey ‘Has Been Excellent’

    08/29/2017 12:11:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/17 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-LA) said President Donald Trump and the federal government response to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on his state has been “excellent.” Edwards said, “Well, first of all, let me tell you the federal government has been excellent. The president has called twice. He signed the declaration we requested within a few hours of our making the request on Sunday evening. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Duke has been wonderful and FEMA administrator Brock has been great as well.” He added,”What we need right now is really mother nature to cooperate...
  • New Orleans flood, pumps debacle: Recap of new information released Thursday

    08/10/2017 10:42:46 AM PDT · by abb · 41 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Staff
    The fallout from last weekend's New Orleans flash flood continued Thursday. A state of emergency has been declared for Orleans Parish as drainage complications persist with the possibility of heavy rain Thursday and Friday. Here's a rundown of the new information unveiled so far Thursday... Fire damages turbine that powers pumps Much of New Orleans is at high risk of flooding Thursday and Friday because a fire overnight damaged the power source that runs most of the city’s pumps, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said early Thursday. The fire damaged one of five ancient turbines that power the Sewerage & Water Board’s...
  • Louisiana Governor & former Senator - both Democrats - praise Trump for ‘shining spotlight’ on flood