Governor Edwards

Gov. Edwards Forms 'Rural Revitalization' Task Force

Feb 17, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards just announced new efforts to revitalize Louisiana’s rural communities that are in crisis.

By executive order, Gov. Edwards formed a task force to address problems in the state’s outlying and underpopulated areas affected by poor education, economic development, and healthcare access.

A maximum of 34 appointees will help identify the needs of Louisiana’s rural residents and devise legislative solutions.

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