Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards formally began his re-election campaign with several events across the state this week. He maintains the state is in a much better place than when he took the state's top job three years ago. There are some pain points from voters we spoke with from so-called legacy lawsuits and keeping businesses in the state. Edwards addressed these issues in a new interview with Rob Kirkpatrick and Bernadette Lee.

Below is the official announcement from the Governor posted this week on JonBelForLouisiana.com: