Louisiana politics

Elbert Gillory
elbertguillory.com

Former state lawmakers Elbert Guillory, (R)-Opelousas, and Melissa Flournoy, (D)-Shreveport, weigh in on national and state politics as another vote on health care reform looms in the U.S. Senate.


Stephanie Grace of the Advocate joins us to talk about President Donald Trump, health care, and Governor John Bel Edwards.

Greg Hilburn from the News-Star joins us to talk about politics from his viewpoint in the northern regions of the state.


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

Sue Lincoln talks about the governor's command for a special session and the failure of several tax initiatives, including a ten-cent gasoline tax.


LRN

Former lawmaker Melissa Flournoy and conservative commentator Quin Hillyer exchange views on state and national politics as legislators in Baton Rouge and in the beltway weigh their support for initiatives from Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Donald Trump.


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

Sue Lincoln with Capitol Access reviews a lively week at the State Captiol, where they have addressed everything from budget issues to hair braiding.


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

We hear from WRKF's Sue Lincoln from Capitol Access on the fourth week of the state legislative session.


Columnist and capitol reporter Jeremy Alford updates us about the collapse of the governor's tax plan.

With the tax bill prepped for almost certain defeat in the House Ways and Means Committee, the Edwards administration pulled the gross receipts tax proposal from a vote Tuesday.

The measure saw strong opposition from business groups.


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

WRKF's Sue Lincoln on the week that was at the State Capitol as lawmakers and the governor remain apart on a budget consensus.

We talk with Baton Rouge based political consultant Michael Beychok. He and his partner Trey Ourso were recognized nationally for their work with Gumbo PAC in 2015. Beychok will assess the political landscape in Louisiana two years from the next statewide election cycle when Gov. John Bel Edwards will be seeking re-election.


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

WRKF's Sue Lincoln, from Capitol Access, joins us to review the first week of this year's regular legislative session.


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