Capitol Access

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Reports on Louisiana politics, government and the people shaping state policy.

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LA DOTD

With the second highest car insurance rates in the nation and the third worst-rated highways, according to the latest national report by carinsurance.com, sometimes it seems like Louisiana’s roads are mostly potholes loosely held together with asphalt patches.

“It’s obvious that existing revenue sources aren’t going to get for us more than we’ve been getting and if we wait for the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy to deliver these infrastructure projects, that’s never going to happen,” Governor John Bel Edwards said.

@LouisianaGov

Governor John Bel Edwards and state DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson were in Lafayette Wednesday, then Baton Rouge Thursday, touting receipt of $60-million in federal FAST Act funds for highway work.


Louisiana Senate Candidates Take On Obamacare

Aug 4, 2016

Eight Senate candidates sat down Wednesday to talk health insurance and delivery in Baton Rouge at a forum hosted by Louisiana Association of Health Plans.

The consensus: Obamacare is flawed. But how badly? 


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Louisiana’s 4th congressional district sits on the western side of the state, running from Shreveport and Bossier City in the North, down to Beauregard parish. The seat was made open when current representative, Republican John Fleming, announced his candidacy for US Senate. 

    

Sue Lincoln

With current Congressman Charles Boustany running for the U.S. Senate, a full dozen contenders are looking to fill his seat. Eight are Republicans, as is Boustany; two are Democrats; with one Libertarian and one Independent filling out the field. All are male.

Republican Greg Ellison, the owner of Kitty Hawk Energy -- a Lafayette-based oil business, is a retired Army Lt. Colonel.

“My candidacy is a stark contrast to the other candidates,” Ellison says. “I’m the only one that took up the call of our nation to serve.”

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