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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 07:07 AM

Revitalizing Louisiana's rural communities will be focus of Gov. Edwards' newly-formed task force

The governor named his former chief of staff, Ben Nevers, Friday to chair a task force to start revitalizing Louisiana’s failing rural communities.

The goal of the Advisory Council on Rural Revitalization, which was formed by Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Executive Order, will be to remove for small towns “any barriers that prohibit them from being more productive, healthy and attractive places to live and work.”

Rural communities “bear a disproportionate burden of poverty, lack adequate access to healthcare, education and other basic necessities. This council will help us identify their unique challenges and help implement effective and innovative Louisiana solutions," Edwards said in a prepared statement. “It's in the best interests of our state to engage in a centralized and coordinated effort to further the revitalization of our rural areas and make certain the resources are available to help them grow in a sustainable way."

The problems of rural communities have long been neglected by a state government that for the past 40 years has favored bolstering the growing cities along Interstate 10. The issue was barely mentioned, and only in response to questions by reporters, during last fall’s gubernatorial campaign. But lately the governor and other officials have been taking note of rural problems in speeches.

Read more: https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_59480ba4-4f69-11ea-9fe2-63c016ca5aae.html

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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 07:18 AM

1. I just listened to Brian Kemp,Ga

He laid out quite a plan of what he is going to do for Ga. lower Health care costs, get rid of that God awful testing for Schools, fix funding and rebuild Ga!

If he can do that, good for him.

Cincinnati Mayor to run for Governor!,)

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/mayor/

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