Edwards increases request for federal disaster assistance to $4B

Louisiana State Governor, John Bel Edwards, speaks to attendees of 2016 Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Annual meeting at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel in Lake Charles, La., earlier this year. (Rick Hickman/American Press via AP)

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has upped his request for federal disaster assistance from $2.8 billion to more than $4 billion to help the state recover from the historic March and August floods. …

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