Edwards presents hopeful State of the State address

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Gov. John Bel Edwards kicked off the 2019 session with a speech to legislators. (Photo credit: Trey Couvillion, LSU Manship School News Service)

Published: Apr. 8, 2019

By: Hunter Lovell and James A. Smith, LSU Manship School News Service

“Our teachers deserve more,” Edwards said, urging lawmakers to “step up” for teachers across the state.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards presented a hopeful State of the State address today at the Capitol to open the 2019 legislative session.

Edwards’ tone stood in sharp contrast to the last few sessions in which lawmakers fought extensively over how to solve state budget problems.

Edwards, a Democrat who is campaigning for re-election, pointed to how the state’s $2 billion deficit has turned into a surplus and said his top priority this year is pay raises for teachers.

He is seeking $1,000 pay raises for public school teachers and $500 raises for school support personnel.

“Our teachers deserve more,” Edwards said, urging lawmakers to “step up” for teachers across the state.

Read more in the Donaldsonville CHIEF.

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