Ask The Governor
 with Governor John Bel Edwards
 
 
 
Governor John Bel Edwards has completed another "Ask the Governor" radio show. The call-in show is designed for the citizens of Louisiana to speak with the Governor regarding topics they find important. The program is broadcast at 2pm on the third Wednesday of each month.
 
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Louisiana GOP believes tax reform legislation can be done this year
Posted on 10/22/2017 4:21:00 AM.

The Louisiana Republican congressional delegation believes tax reform legislation can be passed this year. U.S. Senator John Kennedy says a bill has yet to be drafted, but he supports an across the board personal income tax cut, starting with the middle class. 

"If we do this right and let people keep more of their money, people will see higher take home pay, we'll have more jobs, we'll have productivity go up, which will cause wages to go up," Kennedy said.
tax reform, President Trump, Clay Higgins, John Kennedy

Republican State Treasurer candidate hopes for a better turnout in runoff election
Posted on 10/22/2017 3:23:00 AM.

The two candidates in the State Treasurer’s runoff face the challenge of getting people to vote in the November 18 election. Former state representative John Schroder is up against Democrat Derrick Edwards. 

"At the end of the day I can only control so much", Schroder said.  "All I can do is keep pounding the message.  I believe my message is what mainstream folks are attracted to."
state treasurer race, runoff election, john schroder, derrick edwards

#24 LSU runs past Rebels for 3rd straight win
Posted on 10/21/2017 9:11:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
The 24th ranked LSU Tigers knew they had a chance to get their ground game on track against Ole Miss. Derrius Guice was returning to full health and the Rebels are poor against the run. That hope became a reality in Oxford as Guice rushed for 276 yards and one TD to help the Tigers secure a 40-24 victory against Ole Miss. 
LSU, Ole Miss, Derrius Guice, Danny Etling,

LDH: 125 cases now confirmed of gastrointestinal illness from Salmonella outbreak
Posted on 10/21/2017 3:14:00 AM.

The state health department has now identified 125 people with gastrointestinal illness as a result of a Salmonella outbreak from a bad pot of jambalaya in Caldwell Parish. 37 people have been hospitalized. In their testing of stool samples, a second bacteria that's commonly found on raw meat and poultry has also been identified.

salmonella, tips, David Holcombe, LDH

Caddo Parish leaders vote to remove Confederate monument; lawsuit filed
Posted on 10/20/2017 11:01:00 PM.

The Caddo Parish Commission has voted seven to five to remove a Confederate monument that has stood in front of the courthouse for 111 years. Commissioner Louis Johnson voted in favor of removal. Johnson says he cast his vote based on his constituent’s feelings.

confederate monument, Caddo Parish Courthouse, Rex Dukes, Louis Johnson

8 arrested on multiple Medicaid welfare fraud charges in Acadiana
Posted on 10/20/2017 12:40:00 PM.

Eight people were arrested in Acadiana on multiple charges of Medicaid welfare fraud. Attorney General Jeff Landry says there is a tremendous amount of abuse in Louisiana and his office will continue to fight to root out welfare fraud. He says Louisiana spends 14 billion dollars a year under the Medicaid expansion.
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Medicaid fraud, Jeff Landry, Attorney General

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