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Congress returns to work today, and the number one topic is the U.S. Senate healthcare bill that did not get voted on before the 4th of July break.

“I’m thankful that they hit the pause button,” Governor John Bel Edwards says. “But now it’s time to get it right, because what they’re considering is so wrong, I don’t think it could be made right.”


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In-state political issues have been taking center stage, but as Congress recesses for Independence Day, let’s check in on Louisiana’s delegation to Washington, D.C.


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Activist Faye Williams comments on the health care plan proposed by President Donald Trump. Williams is Chair of the National Congress of Black Women.

Williams is also a former candidate for Congress from Louisiana.


Former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu talks to us about the Senate healthcare debate. Landrieu also shares about her focus on curbing domestic violence.


Insight: Hospital Privatization Fodder for Legislative Session and Governor's Race

Jan 24, 2014

A recent report by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana concludes that with the privatization of the charity hospital system, Louisiana’s safety net is being reinvented. 

The reinvention will likely come up again in the legislature when it convenes in March as lawmakers dig up debate on Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. And the candidates for governor will be staking out positions on healthcare reform.