ATLANTA - Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards opened the state's 1994 legislative session Monday with a call for economic development, tax incentives for the petroleum industry, and new levies on hazardous wastes.

But Edwards, a Democrat, also used the annual gubenatorial address to announce postponement of his request for a 5% pay raise for state employees and teachers, blaming a ruling handed down last Friday by Louisiana attorney general Richard Ieyoub.

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