Insight

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Chas Roemer, the outgoing president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, announced a week ago he does not plan to run for re-election. Looking ahead to next month’s election, he has some advice for voters.


There will be two names on the October 24th ballot for Secretary of State: Republican incumbent Tom Schedler and Democratic challenger Chris Tyson. The two spoke with Sue Lincoln separately during qualifying this week about their reasons for running, and what they hope to accomplish, if elected.


Candidates for statewide and regional elections will be streaming into the Secretary of State's Office, starting next Tuesday. Jeremy Alford of LApolitics.com runs down the possible matchups with Sue Lincoln. 

Stephanie Landry

Former Governor Kathleen Blanco stood at the center of a political storm that swirled around the response to Hurricane Katrina. Like all of us who were here for the storm and its aftermath, her memories are filled with stories of fear and courage, heartbreak and healing. She shares the moment when Katrina transformed from pure tragedy to trust in the resilience of Louisiana's citizens.


Sue Lincoln

As F. King Alexander begins his third year leading the LSU System, he talks with Sue Lincoln about what he really expected when he took the job. He puts higher education funding concerns in perspective, and shares his goals for the years to come.

Insight: Dr. Beau Clark

Aug 14, 2015
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The Lafayette theatre shootings last month brought the issues of mental health commitments and gun rights to the forefront once again. In Louisiana, coroners are often involved in initiating the process that can lead to long-term commitment. East Baton Rouge Coroner Dr. Beau Clark speaks with Sue Lincoln about the safeguards and pitfalls of mental health protective orders.

State lawmakers have been showing an independent streak this session. Defying Gov. Bobby Jindal on some of his most defining policy positions that he’s hoping to keep on his resume as he looks beyond his time in the governor’s mansion. 


Insight: Baton Rouge 'Beyond Shovel Ready'

May 16, 2014

 

The Brookings Institution's latest analysis of metro economic data, "The Extent and Impact of U.S. Infrastructure jobs," focuses on infrastructure employment for the first time.

The Baton Rouge area is ranked 15th nationally for the share of overall employment made up by infrastructure jobs. 


Insight: Over Hospital Deals, Louisiana and CMS at Loggerheads Again

May 9, 2014

A week ago, the federal Centers for Medicaid Services once again threw a wrench in Louisiana’s works, giving a thumbs down to the privatization of the LSU charity hospital system, which is nonetheless charging forward.