Wallis Watkins is a Baton Rouge native. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Louisiana State University in 2013. Soon after, she joined WRKF as an intern and is now reporting on politics for Capitol Access.
Pushing forward in his Presidential campaign, Governor Bobby Jindal is touting the number of jobs created under his leadership. "In Louisiana," he says, "we’ve got $60 billion of projects coming into our state, over 90,000 jobs."
There's just one week left until qualifying, and so far we’ve covered the Governor’s race and the candidates for Attorney General. But little has been said about the four candidates vying for Lieutenant Governor - the person who will be in charge when the Governor is out of state and the head of Louisiana tourism.
Jack Hua is a third year medical school student at Tulane University. "It's such an enormous feat to get into medical school. We've been working hard for a really long time. The specialties make so much more money. Obviously, someone making $150,000 a year is going to be well-off, it's just that when you compare that to $450,000..." he says.
“His time in service at the Louisiana legislature was always about the wants and needs of the people he served,” says Representative Katrina Jackson, Chairman of Louisiana's Legislative Black Caucus, of Representative Alfred C. Williams.