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John Bel Edwards First Year As Louisiana Governor

Courtesy: La. Legislature.gov

FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards knew he was entering the governor’s office in crisis mode, inheriting a massive financial mess when his term began a year ago—if only that was the sole crisis to cross his desk before his first anniversary. The Democrat, who won office with 56% of the vote, got more tragedy and upheaval than many governors see in their full tenure. Gov. Edwards enters his second year with a other challenges including fixing a state budget deficit, addressing TOPS tuition costs and more.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.