Sue Lincoln


Sue Lincoln is a veteran reporter in the political arena. Her radio experience began in the early ’80s, in “the other L-A” — Los Angeles.

Since her transplantation to Louisiana 25 years ago, she has covered the state, the capital, and its colorful cast of characters for Louisiana Radio Network, LPB and the Southern Education Desk.

Now she’s focusing her experience and expertise on producing WRKF’s Capitol Access.

Ways To Connect

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How are the candidates for governor planning to fix the state’s deficit—and what will that mean for the taxes you pay? Thus far, Scott Angelle, Jay Dardenne, John Bel Edwards and David Vitter have offered more generalities than specifics.

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While campaign songs may be “so last century”, many of the same issues that prompted Huey Long to pen “Every Man a King” still plague Louisiana more than 80 years later. A line in the song says, “There’s enough for all people to share,” yet Louisiana’s on-going budget problems contradict that sentiment. For the men who would be king -- the candidates for governor – the state’s budget problems dwarf everything else.

“The budget is going to be the first, second and third topics for the next governor to deal with,” Louisiana Budget Project director Jan Moller says, noting last year’s budget, the current budget, and next year’s budget are all in the red.

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Governor Bobby Jindal is speaking at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., today. The event is put on by the Family Research Council, headed by former Baton Rouge state representative Tony Perkins. We can make an educated guess that he’ll talk about religious liberty, as he often has lately.

“The biggest discrimination going on is against Christian business owners and individuals who believe in traditional forms of marriage,” Jindal said during the CNN debate last week.

He’ll also likely urge, “Defund Planned Parenthood right now,” as he did during an appearance on a talk radio program in Iowa this week.

During that same conversation, Jindal suggested getting rid of Congress.

Rita Remembered

Sep 24, 2015

Ten years ago today, the second of 2005’s hurricane one-two punches hit southwest Louisiana.

“Hurricane Rita is aiming at Louisiana. It will impact much of the coastline from the Texas border over to St. Mary Parish,” then-Governor Kathleen Blanco warned the day before landfall.

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WRKF’s first annual Founders’ Luncheon featured political strategist James Carville.

“Every white Democrat in south Baton Rouge is here – all 30 of you,” he quipped, to appreciative laughter from the crowd of about 600.