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Governor’s Race, Campaigning Down to the Wire, BESE Elections, Seafood Struggles | 09/27/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor’s Race

The Louisiana Governor’s Debate takes center stage, as LPB and CABL recently hosted the Louisiana Governor’s Debate 2019 on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. LPB President Beth Courtney and CABL President Barry Erwin served as moderators of the debate.

Campaigning Down to the Wire

The three candidates for Governor, Democrat incumbent John Bel Edwards, and Republicans Rep. Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone spent much of their time at Monday’s Baton Rouge Press Club forum deflecting attacks that have come on strong in the final weeks before the October 12th primary.

Resetting Louisiana

This election season, three nonprofits created a road map they say can guide our state to a better future. It is called Reset. The Council For a Better Louisiana, the Public Affairs Research Council and the Committee of 100 says ‘Reset’ forces politicians to address real issues. This month “Louisiana Public Square” examines the proposals on “Resetting Louisiana.”

BESE Elections

Natasha Williams continues to report on candidates vying for positions on BESE. In this segment, she talks with candidates Timmie Melancon, Lee Price Barrios, Marion Bonura, and James Garvey. Board members are elected to four-year terms.

Seafood Struggles

Andre’ Moreau delves into the good news…and the bad…for the state seafood industry. It’s suffering from record flooding and high water. Fresh water from Midwestern states funneled into the waters where many oysters, crabs, shrimp, and fish live. Already the oyster crop is a whopping 70% below average with the final analysis still to come. Louisiana, along with Mississippi and Alabama, received a fisheries disaster declaration from Washington, which could be the only way some fishermen survive the year.

2030 Plan

A goal of the State Board of Regents 2019 master plan is to improve the percentage of working age adults by the year 2030. The state’s community and technical colleges go after people who could see real life benefits with some addition training. We look at how a similar program is putting people to work in Alaska.