Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Rome Trip Cost Louisiana Taxpayers $15,000 For Security


Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Rome trip cost Louisiana taxpayers $15,000 for security

Louisiana Politics & Government

Posted on February 25, 2017 at 6:01 PM

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ trip to Rome to meet Pope Francis and an order of nuns combatting human trafficking cost Louisiana taxpayers almost $15,000 for his State Police security detail. Edwards personally paid expenses for himself and his wife. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune archive)

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ trip to meet the Pope Francis in Rome cost taxpayers $15,000 for his security detail. Edwards personally paid travel costs for himself and his wife for the weeklong trip in January, but the travel expenses for the governor’s bodyguards …

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