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Governor Vetoes Bills That Would Change Louisiana Insurance Laws

Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed three bills that would have changed Louisiana’s insurance laws, including two sought by the state’s insurance commissioner. The Republican-sponsored measures are the first bills struck by the Democratic governor from this year’s regular session. …

Louisiana Governor Seeking Homeowner Flood Grant Expansion

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he wants to broaden Louisiana’s flood aid program to include homeowners whose flood insurance proceeds didn’t cover their rebuilding costs and to boost grant amounts. Initial limits setting homeowner eligibility for the rebuilding aid granted …

Bills Meant to Curb Opioid Abuse in Louisiana Signed by Governor

Obtaining prescriptions for highly addictive opioid drugs in Louisiana will soon be more difficult under bills signed into law on June 12 by Gov. John Bel Edwards, who is hoping to turn the state into a leader in battling the …

3 Named to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has reappointed one and appointed two others to the three to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council. The council monitors and reports to the governor and the legislature on the implementation and administration of laws pertaining …

Louisiana’s Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Disappearing Coastline

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on April 19 signed an emergency proclamation declaring the Louisiana Coast in a state of crisis and emergency. The emergency proclamation will be sent to President Donald Trump and members of Congress as a necessary …

Storms Kill 2 in Louisiana, Move East

Powerful storms that killed two in Louisiana took aim at Alabama and other parts of the Southeast on April 3, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the region. A tornado flipped a mobile home on April 2 in Bruex …

In Washington, Louisiana Governor Seeks More Flood Assistance

Gov. John Bel Edwards is making his sixth trip to Washington to lobby for $2 billion more federal flood aid for Louisiana. The state has received $1.6 billion from Congress so far to respond to the March and August flooding. …

As GOP Seeks Repeal, Louisiana Governor Defends Medicaid Expansion

Gov. John Bel Edwards is outlining his defense for Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion, pushing back on Republican work in Congress to dismantle the federal health law that created the program. The Democratic governor is highlighting the health services people have received …

Louisiana Governor: Homeowners Should Get Flood Plan Money by April

Louisiana has submitted its plan to spend $438 million in federal flood aid, and Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration says money should begin flowing for recovery work by April, even as the state continues to develop plans for another $1.2 …

FEMA Grants Extension of Louisiana Flood Insurance Claims Deadline

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says federal authorities have granted his request for an extension of the filing deadline for those affected by August floods to submit a proof of loss claim. Edwards, in a statement, said the extension approved …