Wallis Watkins

Senator Cassidy Driving Latest Health Care Reform Bill

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, along with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, is leading the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in the U.S. Senate.

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The United Nations Without The United States

President Donald Trump addressed the world Tuesday morning from the United Nations General Assembly, an organization he has criticized in the past. As expected, the remarks echoed the presidents nationalist platform. At the podium, he reminded world leaders, “I will always put America first just like you, the leaders of your countries, should put your countries first.” The president called the Iran nuclear deal “embarrassing” and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea “if forced.” As...

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Sue Lincoln

“Probably the majority of the electorate doesn’t even know the new state Treasurer will be selected on October 14th,” says Jeremy Alford of lapolitics.com.

The usual indicators of an imminent election aren’t there. Yard signs for local church fall fairs are more prevalent than those for the candidates.  Campaign ads on TV have been rare. 


The Trump Administration has deported almost 85,000 people for about half of this year.

In New Orleans, many immigrants are worried about their future. Hundreds held a candlelight vigil last night to protest deportations.  

Sue Lincoln

We hear it a lot – “reduce the size of government”. But what happens when you actually do? Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says in the past decade, they’ve had to cut 30 percent of their workforce.


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The approaching fiscal cliff has prompted a whole lot of meetings lately – behind closed doors.

“I’m very optimistic that we’re going to get it done, working with these business roundtable meetings and the legislative leadership in both the House and the Senate,” Governor John Bel Edwards said, following his meeting with business leaders in Bossier City last week.

In the past month, he has also met with business owners and representatives in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Houma, and New Orleans. However, House Appropriations chairman Cameron Henry isn’t favorably impressed.

LSU AgCenter

The Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Petunia is one of Louisiana's most durable petunia varieties and this year it's been designated an LSU AgCenter's superplant.

One of the most talked-about petunias in landscape gardening in recent years, the Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Petunia has been one of the best petunias in the landscape trials at LSU AgCenter's Hammond Research Station.


TOPS For Grown Folks

Sep 15, 2017
studentaid.ed.gov

“We have to find a way to fund TOPS for grown folks,” says Louisiana Community and Technical College System president Monty Sullivan, especially since the system now has the responsibility for adult education in the state -- a huge task.


What's A Utility Worth?

Sep 14, 2017
Mark Carroll

What is a power plant, water company, or railroad worth in Louisiana? Much more than Monopoly money.

“If they did this different methodology, which is supported by national organizations and which other states use, the value of these companies would increase by $2.4 billion.”


Sue Lincoln

Should Louisiana allow utility companies to compete? That’s one of the questions posed to Public Service Commission candidates at a forum Tuesday.

LA DOTD

Today we continue the conversation with Public Affairs Research Council president Robert Travis Scott, looking into the proposed constitutional amendments on the October 14th ballot.

Amendment 3 sets up a new dedicated fund for transportation construction.


There’s a trio of proposed constitutional amendments on the October 14th ballot, and PAR’s Guide to the Amendments is out now.

“We don’t tell you how to vote. We give you all the facts and let you make up your own mind,” says Public Affairs Research Council executive director Robert Travis Scott.


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