Wallis Watkins is a Baton Rouge native. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Louisiana State University in 2013. Soon after, she joined WRKF as an intern and is now reporting on politics for Capitol Access and science and health for Louisiana's Lab.
The race for United States Senator continues in Louisiana. Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy faces off against Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, a Democrat. At a press conference Wednesday, Campbell said the differences between he and his opponent couldn’t be more clear.
The time for early voting in Louisiana has ended and as of Tuesday at midnight, the numbers have surpassed previous early voting. Meg Casper, Press Secretary for Secretary of State Tom Schedler, says more than 437,000 of Louisiana's three million voters voted early across the state. And that’s not including yesterday’s turnout.
Congressman Cedric Richmond and Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden met Monday at a Baton Rouge Press Club forum. The two Democrats are running to represent Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district, which runs from New Orleans, up the River Parishes to North Baton Rouge.
It’s been nine months now since Governor John Bel Edwards was inaugurated. At a Business and Industry Leaders luncheon Tuesday in Baton Rouge, he reflected on all that has happened in Louisiana since then.
Last week, Governor John Bel Edwards was successful in getting the federal government to reduce Louisiana’s share of the disaster recovery costs from 25% to 10%. He’s headed back to D.C. on Wednesday. This time he’ll be asking for more money.