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Amazon Center to Bring 1,000-Plus Jobs to Louisiana in 2022

Amazon officials and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards say an Amazon “fulfillment center" will be built in northwest Louisiana.
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Louisiana Governor Threatens Veto, Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

Louisiana Senate passed constitutional carry yesterday. IMG NRA-iLA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has said he will veto any Constitutional carry bill that arrives on his desk. From apnews.com: BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards indicated Thursday that he will use his veto pen to strike down a bill that would remove the requirement that gun owners have a permit to carry concealed firearms, if the proposal reaches his desk. On 27 April 2021, the Lou...
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Edwards Backs Removal of House Education Committee Chairman

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he supports Black lawmakers’ push to oust House Education Chairman Ray Garofalo.
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Edwards Outlines Proposal to Spend $1.6B in Federal Aid

Gov. John Bel Edwards has offered his list of proposals for spending $1.6 billion in new federal coronavirus aid heading to Louisiana.
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Edwards Rolls Back Louisiana Mask Mandate, Limits Locations

Gov. John Bel Edwards is partially lifting Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate enacted to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
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Edwards Opposes Bill to Do Away With Concealed Carry Permit

Gov. John Bel Edwards indicated he will use his veto pen to strike down a bill that would remove the requirement that gun owners have a permit to carry concealed firearms, if the proposal reaches his desk.
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Louisiana Considers Constitutional Carry in 2021, SB118 Passes Senate Committee

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Louisiana is in play to pass a Constitutional Carry bill in 2021. SB 118 has passed a crucial Senate Committee. It is scheduled to go to the floor of the Senate on 21 April 2021. It seems likely to pass the Senate. Senate Bill 118 requires the person who would carry without a permit to be 21 years old, or older. It requires a person who is approached by a law enforcement officer to disclose they are carrying a concealed weapon. It prohibits the carrier from being unde...
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Louisiana Housing Agency Leader Faces Sex Harassment Claims

Gov. John Bel Edwards' office has confirmed the leader of the state’s affordable housing agency has been suspended while he’s being investigated for allegations he sexually harassed an employee.
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Edwards Keeps Louisiana Mask Rule, Ditches Many Virus Limits

Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to keep Louisiana’s face covering requirement firmly in place even as several states have shed their mask mandates.
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Louisiana keeping mask mandate, lifting capacity limits on bars, restaurants, gyms

In Louisiana's biggest step towards reopening to-date, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday lifted occupancy limits on bars, restaurants,...
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Governor Supports LSU Response to Sexual Misconduct Report

Gov. John Bel Edwards is defending Louisiana State University’s disciplinary decisions after a scathing report detailed the school’s repeated mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations.
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Essential Workers Added to Louisiana's Vaccine Access List

Gov. John Bel Edwards is further expanding eligibility to the coronavirus vaccine to a long list of healthy essential workers in Louisiana who don’t have one of the two dozen medical conditions that already provided access.
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Pay Raise Proposed for Louisiana's Prison Guards Next Year

Gov. John Bel Edwards is proposing more than $21 million in guard pay raises for Louisiana’s prison system next year as the state struggles with recruiting and retaining people for correctional officer jobs.
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Louisiana Governor Declares Day of Prayer for COVID-19 Dead

Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared Sunday in Louisiana as a “day of prayer and remembrance” for the more than 9,000 people who have died from COVID-19 since the outbreak began a year ago.
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COVID rules: Which states just ended mask laws, reopened businesses

Several governors this week have announced looser COVID restrictions, including the lifting of the statewide mask orders in Texas and Mississippi. Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he’s lifting the statewide mask mandate, even as health officials warn not to ease safety restrictions. He also said businesses of any type will be allowed to reopen at 100% capacity beginning March 10. Some cities have declared they will continue requiring masks when in public. As of Monday, 6½% of Texans hav...
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Texas isn't the only state lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Here's how 11 other states and cities are easing lockdowns, despite the CDC insisting that 'now is not the time'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (center). Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool Texas became the largest US state to ease its lockdown restrictions Tuesday. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order that would end all COVID-19 restrictions, including a mask mandate, on March 10. Mississippi, Louisiana, and Michigan also made announcements to ease restrictions Tuesday. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Texas became the largest state in the US to lift its mask mandate on...
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The Latest: LSU Hoping State OKs More Fans at Outdoor Venues

LSU officials say they’ve been working with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on increasing attendance to 50% at outdoor athletic venues.
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Edwards Proposes $36B Louisiana Budget, Education Increases

Gov. John Bel Edwards has kicked off Louisiana’s annual budget negotiations with lawmakers by suggesting a more than $36 billion spending plan for next year.
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Edwards Says His Louisiana Budget Proposal Free of Cuts

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he’ll propose a state budget for next year that avoids cuts despite the coronavirus pandemic, while also giving modest pay raises to public school teachers and new money to colleges.
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Edwards Declares Emergency Due to Heavy Rain, Wintry Weather

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday declared a state of emergency due to heavy rainfall and the potential for wintry conditions this weekend and into next week.
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Louisiana Governor at Odds With Biden Over Oil, Gas Policy

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards disagrees with President Joe Biden’s actions targeting fossil fuel industries.
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Louisiana Governor Keeps COVID Rules in Place, Gets Vaccine

Gov. John Bel Edwards has received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
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Louisiana Governor to Get First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Gov. John Bel Edwards is readying to receive his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
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Louisiana Vaccine Advisory Group Meets Behind Closed Doors

A little-known group meeting out of public sight is advising Gov. John Bel Edwards and state officials in their decisions of who is eligible for Louisiana's limited supply of coronavirus vaccine.
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Louisiana Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 complications shortly before his swearing-in. Now his wife is running in a special election to fill his seat.

Luke Letlow leaves behind his wife, Julia, and their two small children. Provided by Scott Franklin Julia Letlow, the widow of Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, said that's she's running in a Louisiana special election to fill his seat.  "Everything in my life and in my marriage has prepared me for this moment," she said in a statement on Thursday. Luke Letlow was poised to be Louisiana's newest Republican member of Congress but he died from COVID-19 complications shortly before being sworn i...
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Another grim milestone: U.S. tops 20M coronavirus cases

By Christina Maxouris and Jason Hanna | CNN The US surpassed 20 million total recorded COVID-19 cases on Friday, hours after the country ushered in 2021 and left behind its deadliest month of the pandemic. The nation also has set a COVID-19 hospitalization record for four straight days. The high counts are a grim reminder that even with 2020 behind us, the pandemic continues to ravage parts of the country. And some leaders warn the worst is still ahead. “We are still going to have our toughest a...
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41-year-old Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 less than a week before he was set to take office

Luke Letlow. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisiana GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, less than two weeks after announcing that he tested positive for the virus. He was set to be sworn into Congress on Sunday. Letlow, 41, had been in the intensive-care unit since December 23. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Louisiana GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 on Tuesday. He was 41."It is with heavy hearts that @FirstLadyOfLA and I offer our...
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Less than a week before taking office, 41-year-old Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died from COVID-19

In this July 22, 2020 file photo, Luke Letlow, R-Start, chief of staff to exiting US Rep. Ralph Abraham, speaks after signing up to run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District in Baton Rouge, LA. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisiana GOP Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 less than two weeks after announcing that he tested positive for the virus.  He was set to be sworn into Congress on Sunday.  Letlow, who was 41-years-old, had been in the ICU since December 23.  ...
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Fauci says he's getting his COVID-19 vaccine 'in the next few days'

Dr. Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speaks during a meeting with US President Donald Trump and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards D-LA in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on April 29, 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci told "Today" host Savannah Guthrie he expects to get his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the next few days and that he's "ready" to be vaccinated. The FDA is set to authori...
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The Supreme Court refused to get involved in the case of a Louisiana pastor who ignored the governor's order banning large gatherings

Pastor Tony Spell talks with journalists before attending Sunday service at the Life Tabernacle megachurch challenging state orders against assembling in large groups to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana U.S. US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday declined to become involved in a case that took aim at Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, The Monroe Star-News reported. In the spring, Central, Louisiana, Pastor Tony Spell openly violated Ed...
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