BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards struck a conciliatory tone Thursday with business leaders who backed his opponent in last year’s governor’s race, describing himself as a “willing partner” with them as he crafts ideas for lessening Louisiana’s financial woes.

In his first week in office, the new governor spoke at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, while behind the scenes he’s pulling together a package of tax proposals that could hit companies with cuts to their favored tax break programs.

Edwards said he was committed to having a strong business climate in Louisiana.

“You’re not going

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