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October 29, 2019

Questions for the candidates

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Gov. John Bel Edwards and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone will meet for their first – and likely only – head-to-head debate on Oct. 30 (Louisiana Public Broadcasting from 7-8 p.m.).Read more...

October 16, 2019

A Medicaid “freeze” would reverse expansion gains

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Baton Rouge construction magnate Eddie Rispone has offered precious few clues about the policies he would pursue if he wins the Nov. 16 runoff to become Louisiana’s next governor. One of the few exceptions involves Medicaid, the federal-state program that provides health care coverage for more than 1.5 million Louisianans. Read more...

September 27, 2019

LBP’s Guide to the 2019 Constitutional Amendments

Louisiana voters will face four proposed amendments to the state constitution on their Oct. 12 primary ballot. That’s a fairly typical number for a statewide election year (The notable exception was 2003, when there were 15 proposed amendments on the ballot).Read more...

September 26, 2019

Poverty Drops (slightly) in Louisiana

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The percentage of Louisianans living in poverty decreased slightly in 2018 from the previous year, according to U.S Census Bureau data released Sept. 26. The gains were even more pronounced among children, particularly children of color, according to the 2018 American Community Survey.Read more...