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10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?

In November, Louisiana voters will be heading to the polls to decide who will represent them in Washington, D.C. In October, Louisiana Public Square explores what the priorities should be for the state’s congressional delegation. Should the focus be on job creation or tax relief? Should more funds go towards coastal restoration or securing the Southern border? Are maintaining federal agriculture subsidies more important than lowering the ozone threshold? And what role should the state’s delegation play in the future of the Affordable Care Act? Join us as Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities” Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD. (Taping date: Thursday, October 16.)

• Pearson Cross, Ph.D., Political Science Department Chair, ULL
• Jan Moller, president, Louisiana Budget Project
• James Richardson, Ph.D., Economist, LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business
• Stephen Waguespack, president, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry


LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab surveyed 1,021 adult Louisiana residents -- including 944 registered voters -- from Aug. 14 to Sept. 7 – about the midterm Congressional election.

Over 80% of people surveyed said The Economy will be the most important factor in their decision of how to vote while 78% named Foreign Policy and National Security. The Affordable Care Act and the Budget Deficit were next in line, indicated by 73% and 71% of respondents respectively.

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Louisiana Election Information – Provided by Louisiana’s Secretary of State’s Office

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Guide to constitutional amendments – Provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana

2014 Louisiana Election Survey – Provided by LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab

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