Gov. John Bel Edwards told reporters Monday that he has no regrets about his actions following the violent death of Ronald Greene in Louisiana State Police custody for which five law enforcement officers are now facing criminal charges.
Gov. John Bel Edwards signed sweeping legislation Tuesday that would criminalize abortion in Louisiana and ban the procedure in nearly all circumstances from the moment of implantation if Roe v. Wade is overturned. The legislation does not include exceptions for rape and incest.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said he will allow legislation that would ban transgender girls from participating in school sports to become law without his signature, avoiding a potential veto override battle that the second-term Democrat expected to lose.
Today, the state House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to advance a package of spending bills, including the operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. But the House version of the bill has drawn some criticism from Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards opened the 2022 legislative session outlining his plan to spend an unprecedented influx in one-time money and previewing the legislation Edwards will support this session.
The COVID emergency proclamation, which has been in effect for exactly two years since the pandemic reached Louisiana in March 2020, will not be renewed when it expires Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday.
Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed the proposed Congressional maps passed by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature last month after lawmakers failed to create a second majority-Black district, according to a release from his office Wednesday.
The former head of the Louisiana State Police, who led the agency at the time of the troopers’ deadly arrest of the Black motorist Ronald Greene, agreed to publicly testify in state lawmakers' investigation into the state’s handling of the case.
After weeks of debate, Republican state lawmakers ended Louisiana’s redistricting session by pushing through new congressional and state legislative maps that did not increase minority representation, despite Democrats’ and civil rights groups' claims that failing to do so could violate federal law.