Coverage of politics from the Louisiana statehouse in Baton Rouge and beyond.

Sue Lincoln

“The one thing I want to encourage everyone to do is to go out and register to vote if you’re not.”

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding everyone that today is the last day to register to vote in the November 8th election.

“You can register online. It’s safe, it’s quick, it’s secure.” And the web address to do that is www.sos.la.gov .

Sue Lincoln

24 candidates are vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter. Five of them took the stage last week for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisianas forum focusing on coastal issues. (WRKF is broadcasting the forum Tuesday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m.)

Sue Lincoln

The legislature's Joint Health and Welfare Committee met Thursday to consider a contract extension for the company that processes the state's Medicaid bills.

S. Lincoln

We often talk about the Revenue Estimating Conference, but did you know that since 1990 the state is supposed to have other estimating conferences for education, criminal justice, health and social services, and for transportation?


“Without question, we deserve a good bit more funding than has been provided.”

Louisiana 6TH District Congressman Garret Graves is talking about federal funding for rebuilding from the August flood. He's frustrated by what went down before Congress recessed last week, authorizing less than $500-million for Louisiana's needs.