Louisiana Spotlight: Edwards struggles to win with GOP-led Legislature

Five weeks into Louisiana’s regular session, proposals sought by Gov. John Bel Edwards are again having a rough ride in the majority-Republican House and Senate, with some already shelved and budget battles still looming.

The Democratic governor has seen education measures stalled at their first stop, equal pay and minimum wage bills that were central to his campaign rejected and bills aimed at combating sexual harassment bottled up.

That’s not to say his legislative agenda is entirely in tatters. Other measures Edwards is seeking still are moving through the House and Senate…


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