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Task Force Releases Proposals To Reduce Incarceration Rate

Recommendations include changes to drug and property crimes, altering probation and parole supervision and simplifying the criminal code.

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Prison Bars (Andrew Bardwell)
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Governor Proposes Reducing Minimum Mandatory Sentences For Nonviolent Offenses

Edwards says the state is looking at proven strategies that have worked to reduce the prison population in other southern conservative states.

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Governor John Bel Edwards, Facebook
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Gov. Supports Sen. Brown’s Expulsion And Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Governor John Bel Edwards announced his support for two controversial issues in the Bayou State.

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Livingston Parish S.O. via Facebook
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Tornadoes Cause Major Damage In Southeast Louisiana

Severe weather has once again created a state of emergency in Louisiana. Here's the latest on Tuesday's storms.

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Inmates in Line (ppc.org image)
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Lawsuit Filed Against Gov Edwards For Inadequately Funding Public Defenders

The U.S. Constitution requires that all accused be provided a suitable defense, but the SPLC says that’s not happening in Louisiana.

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Gov. Edwards Travels To Italy To Discuss Ways To Combat Human Trafficking

Governor John Bel Edwards will be in Rome, Italy for the next few days to discuss ways to fight human trafficking with the Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy.

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State Spends $150 Thousand For Cuba Trip

Louisiana rolls the dice on a $150-thousand dollar bet that improved trade relations will pay off big in the future our state's ports, agriculture, and industry.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards, twitter
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LAGOP: Republican Victories Saturday Prove Gov. Edwards’ Election Was A Fluke

LA GOP executive director says Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards’ days as state's top administrator are numbered.

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Baton Rouge Reels In Aftermath Of Ambush Shooting Killing Three Police Officers, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards
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Governor Edwards Approval Rating Soars

Does this approval rating mean the citizens of Louisiana are ready to climb on the John Bel bandwagon and let him lead us to the promised land?

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Gov. Edwards Hopes Death Of Castro Leads Normalized Relations With Cuba

Governor John Bel Edwards is hoping the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro will lead to more trade with the island nation.

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New Farm Bill Retains Price Supports For U.S. Sugar Industry
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Death Of Castro Could Benefit Louisiana Trade Relations With Cuba

Louisiana officials had already started working on trade opportunities with Cuba. What does the death of Fidel Castro mean for those opportunities?

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Gov. John Bel Edwards (Photo by Patrick Dennis-Pool/Getty Images)
Gov. John Bel Edwards (Photo by Patrick Dennis-Pool/Getty Images)
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Louisiana Governor To Run For President?

National pundits are already speculating about the next run for the presidency. A name familiar with Louisianians could be on the ballot in four years.

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