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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:21 PM

John Bel Edwards takes oath as Louisiana governor for a 2nd term: 'The future is ours to seize'

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate

After a 19-gun salute in a misting rain Monday, John Bel Edwards took the oath a second time as Louisiana governor at 12:30 p.m.

“You know in some cultures, rain is a sign of good luck, so that’s what we’re going to see this as,” said Edwards, who marched to the stage to the strains of Aaron Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.”

Former governors, including Bobby Jindal, whom Edwards succeeded, most of the state's congressional delegation and one from South Carolina were in attendance. Rain drizzled on the grounds of the State Capitol, where hundreds of white chairs were set up in front of the steps with the names of the states chiseled in. The Capitol was adorned with blue and red ribbons as onlookers filed outside with umbrellas.

Surrounded by state dignitaries, many under umbrellas, Edwards said during his 28-minute inaugural address that he hoped to increase funding for early childhood education, increase teacher pay and workforce development. He also plans to renew his quest for an increased minimum wage and for equal pay for male and female workers

Read more: https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_a5a33cb4-361c-11ea-845a-7bf2c5bfe71c.html

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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:39 PM

1. Then start changing the charter school rules in Louisiana....................

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