It shouldn’t be a surprise that Louisiana has endured adverse credit rating changes since Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards assumed office, completing a downgrade trifecta last week.
The question of healthcare and Medicaid will have a profound impact on those states who have opted into the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Medicaid expansion. Below is a letter sent by Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards to top Congressional officials urging them to protect that part of Obamacare
He took his time, but Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards three months after losing an injunction mooting his executive order JBE 16-11 got around to appealing the ruling – a move seemingly more for political consumption than with any real hope of prevailing.
Standing out like a boil in the old Confederate South, no wonder Louisiana’s Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards attracts attention, good and bad.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law HB3, the budget bill passed during the recent special session.
John Bel Edwards for president? The Louisiana governor is being touted as a Democratic Party contender on the national front. Just a little over a year in his present job, it may be a sign of the few future contenders the Democrats have available. Here’s what a writer for the Huffington Post had to say last week:
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Edwards in D.C. – again
Gov. John Bel Edwards was in Washington, D.C. this past weekend looking for money. He planned to discuss flood and tornado recovery with the president and some of his cabinet members.
On Thursday, the John Bel Edwards administration released its executive budget.
Anticipated is a roughly $440 million dollar shortfall for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017.
Going from one budget crises to another.
One day after an emotional Louisiana legislative special session to patch a budget hole of $304 million dollars, Governor John Bel Edwards is focused upon a new crises.
It seems that Louisiana has a perennial state budget deficit. Legislators just concluded another special session to deal with a $304 million budget deficit for the current fiscal year ending June 30.