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On the Ballot
3:58 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Ballot Amendment would Restrict Medicaid Fund Use

The first of nine constitutional amendments on the ballot in Louisiana would prevent the legislature from raiding the state’s Medicaid Trust Fund to balance the budget. But LSU Political Scientist Robert Hogan says it could also hamstring the budgeting process if Louisiana’s demographics shift. 

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Election 2012
3:33 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Name Recognition Key to Down Ballot Races

Many names follow Obama and Romney on the Nov. 6 ballot here in southeast Louisiana.

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On The Ballot
10:14 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Unprecedented Protection for Gun Rights on the Ballot

General Manager Cid Dillard displays a Winchester Model 70 Supergrade at Jim's Firearms in Baton Rouge. (WRKF)
Credit WRKF

Louisiana voters will decide Tuesday on nine state constitutional amendments.

Amendment Two seeks to change Louisiana's regulations of firearms. If passed, Louisiana would have the strongest Second Amendment protection in the nation.

Sure protecting the right to bear arms may look good on paper, but is that all this amendment will do?

Constitutional Protection Sought For Firearms Is Unprecedented

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The Jim Engster Show
10:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Melissa Flournoy, Humberto Fontova, Andrei Condrescu

Democrat former state lawmaker Melissa Flournoy and Republican Cuban immigrant Humberto Fontova share differing views on who should be elected President. Former LSU professor, author and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu also weighs in. 


The Jim Engster Show
11:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Foster Campbell, Ray Glier

Public Service Commission chairman Foster Campbell says the current system for prison inmate phone service is a scam run by greedy individuals. Campbell also shares his thoughts on Tuesday's election and Louisiana's congressional delegates.

New York Times sportswriter Ray Glier talks Saturday's LSU-Alabama matchup, a rematch of January's BCS title game.


The Vote for Mayor
10:38 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Incumbent Espouses Plans for EBR

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden in the WRKF studio.
Credit WRKF/Amy Jeffries

Kip Holden is in pursuit of a third term as Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish.

In the last of the interviews with the mayoral candidates, WRKF's Amy Jeffries questions Holden on crime, traffic, and his involvement with the public school district.


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The Jim Engster Show
11:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Scott Wilfong, Buddy Leavh, Pete Goff Jr.

GOP political consultant Scott Wilfong and former La. Democratic Party chairman Buddy Leach square off on the presidential election.

Local businessman and author Pete Goff Jr. shares from his book, "Solving America's Financial Crisis: How Greed and Deception Buried Our Heads in the Sand."


The Vote for Mayor
10:38 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Crime is Walker's Mantra

Mayor Pro Tem and Republican candidate for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish Mike Walker in the WRKF studio.
Credit WRKF/Amy Jeffries

Mike Walker is East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's most formidable opponent in his run for reelection to a third term.

Walker, who is the current Mayor Pro Tem and a 12-year veteran of the Metro Council, has the backing of the Louisiana Republican Party.

Crime has been the major focus of Walker's campaign, and that's where he started his conversation with WRKF's Amy Jeffries.


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6th Congressional District Race
5:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Cassidy Seeks A Third Term

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Dist. 6)
Credit Courtesy of Rep. Bill Cassidy

For the final installment of our conversation series with the 6th Congressional District candidates, WRKF's Ashley Westerman spoke with the incumbent.

Republican Representative Dr. Bill Cassidy is running for his third term in office. Cassidy says if he’s re-elected he’ll continue to work to repeal Obamacare as part of his agenda to reform Medicaid and Medicare, and balance the budget.


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At the Polls
3:30 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Early Voting at Record Level

Over 340,000 people voted early ahead of the Nov. 6 election. That’s about 12 percent of Louisiana’s 2.9 million registered voters. By comparison, during the last presidential election, a little more than 290,000 voters cast early ballots.

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