February 20, 2020
BATON ROUGE, LA — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his ambitious priorities for the state’s coastal program for his next four years in office. Gov. Edwards also announced the state will receive its maximum payment from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) for the first time. In addition, he committed at least $115 million in state surplus dollars to the coastal fund which will bring CPRA’s planned expenditures for FY21 over $1 billion for the first time in state history.