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Louisiana Governor Edwards Issues Proclamation Honoring John Breaux on Anniversary of CWPPRA
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Louisiana Governor Edwards Issues Proclamation Honoring John Breaux on Anniversary of CWPPRA

Gov. Edwards Issues Proclamation Honoring Sen. John Breaux on 30th Anniversary of Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Baton Rouge, LA (STL.News) Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a proclamation honoring former Senator John Breaux for the 30th Anniversary of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) also known as the “Breaux Act. ” Established in 1990, CWPPRA has authorized 226 coastal restoration projects benefiting nearly 105,000 acres of coastal habitat, and directing more than two billion dollars in investment into the restoration of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. “Louisiana is now an international leader in coastal restoration due in large part to Senator Breaux’s efforts that put a spotlight on our coastal land loss crisis ...
FEMA Individual Assistance Approved for Three Additional Parishes Impacted by Hurricane Laura
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FEMA Individual Assistance Approved for Three Additional Parishes Impacted by Hurricane Laura

LA (STL.News) FEMA has approved three additional Louisiana parishes for Individual Assistance following Hurricane Laura, bringing the total number of parishes where residents are eligible for aid to 21.  The newly approved parishes are Caddo, La Salle and St. Landry. “People all across Louisiana were impacted when Hurricane Laura brought its strong winds ashore, knocking out power and causing massive destruction.  The people of these three parishes will be greatly assisted by this FEMA aid, and I hope they will register.  Already FEMA has registered more than 140,000 households in Louisiana, paying out more than $89 million to survivors of Hurricane Laura, including more than $59 million for housing assistance and almost $30 million for other needs assistance.” Hurricane Laura made landf...
Louisiana Gov. Edwards Issues Statement in Support of Renaming Middleton Library
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Louisiana Gov. Edwards Issues Statement in Support of Renaming Middleton Library

Louisiana Gov. Edwards Issues Statement in Support of Renaming Middleton Library (STL.News) –  Today, Gov.  John Bel Edwards issued a statement supporting the student-led effort to rename Middleton Library on the campus of Louisiana State University.  The library is currently named for a former LSU president who supported racial segregation and LSU announced last night that it will begin the process of renaming the building. Gov. Edwards said: “I support changing the name of Middleton Library at Louisiana State University, in acknowledgement that segregation is and was wrong. Throughout history, students have always led and been integral to transforming our state and country for the better.  I applaud the African American student leaders, and the many who came before them, for their bra...
Louisiana Gov. Edwards Welcomes Students Selected for The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government
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Louisiana Gov. Edwards Welcomes Students Selected for The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government

Louisiana Gov. Edwards Welcomes Students Selected for The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government (STL.News) – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the 15 college students who have been chosen to participate in The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government.  This is an opportunity for the students to gain firsthand knowledge about the development and implementation of public policy as well as the state’s rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government. The program is a partnership with Louisiana’s Office of the Governor, Louisiana State University, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. “I’m inspired by the excitement these students have shown for Louisiana and for learning how they can be of service in moving our state to...
President Trump Approves Gov. Edwards’ Request for Federal Assistance Related to Tropical Storm Cristobal Response
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President Trump Approves Gov. Edwards’ Request for Federal Assistance Related to Tropical Storm Cristobal Response

President Trump Approves Gov. Edwards' Request for Federal Assistance Related to Tropical Storm Cristobal Response (STL.News) –  Today, Gov.  John Bel Edwards announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for federal assistance related to Tropical Storm Cristobal.  Gov.  Edwards submitted the pre-landfall emergency declaration to the President and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday. “We are thankful to Pres.  Trump and his administration for responding quickly to my request and the needs of the people of Louisiana," said Gov.  Edwards. “It was important for me to request the declaration prior to Tropical Storm Cristobal making landfall in order to ensure that the federal assistance would be in place when the time comes.  We are continuing to work with our f...