State Legislature

Louisiana Governor to kick off the legislative session

BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will kick off the 2019 legislative session with a 1 p.m. speech to a joint session of the Legislature.

Edwards has said teacher pay and a minimum wage increase is among his agendas for this session. 

Lawmakers have until June 6 at 6 p.m. to consider some 800 bills and resolutions.

The two-month session comes as Edwards is seeking re-election, facing two Republican challengers. 

All 144 legislative seats and six other statewide positions also are on the October 12 ballot. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report) 

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