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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. 

    

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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.”

Women's Place, Part 2

Aug 1, 2016
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(Until the 1974 state Constitution, women in Louisiana were legal “chattel”, i.e., property of their fathers or husbands. This is the second of a two-part series looking at “a woman’s place” in Louisiana, more than 40 years later.)

Last week, the New York Times and other media outlets said “Louisiana won the DNC roll call vote” – for enthusiasm.

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