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La. children enjoy 'Take Your Child to Work Day' at State Capitol

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

While Thursday, April 28 was the National Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day, Governor John Bel Edwards decided to push it back a day in Louisiana for a special occasion.

Louisiana recognized the day on Friday, April 29, which marks the conclusion of LEAP testing. State officials, legislators, and employees celebrated the day by taking their children to the State Capitol where they could see exactly how state government works. 

The governor and first lady along with the youngest member of the first family, John Miller participated in the events. There was a rally and a press conference on the steps of the Capitol, where the children got to ask the questions.

As part of his remarks, the governor emphasized that while the day was about having fun, it was also about learning. 

"How you do in school is incredibly important, so make sure you are studying, and doing well on your tests and you're going to have a much better life as a result of it," Edwards said. 

After the speech, Edwards signed some of the first bills of the session into law while still on the Capitol steps. 

The rally came after a packed morning, where the kids toured the Capitol building, including the House and Senate chambers.

If you took your child to work, send us a picture at www.9reports.com.

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