Live updates: Gov. Edwards kicks off Medicaid expansion sign-up in New Orleans _lowres

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to employees, media and guests during the opening ceremony for the CGI Technologies and Solutions facility Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Lafayette, La. CGI Technologies and Solutions is an information technology and business process services firm.

Gov. John Bel Edwards will mark the official start of hurricane season Wednesday in New Orleans at the State of the Coast Conference.

Following the governor’s opening remarks, parish leaders, government officials and officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard will discuss hurricane preparedness at the Port of New Orleans. Edwards will also speak.

After that event, Edwards will kick off the sign-up period for Medicaid expansion.

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