Rachel Maddow producer Steve Benen on his critique of Congressional Republicans. Monroe Senator Katrina Jackson on an impending US Supreme Court decision on abortion clinics and admitting privileges. Writer David Albertyn on his book Undercard.
On the second to last day of a legislative session where several abortion restrictions easily cleared the Legislature, lawmakers approved a proposed constitutional amendment that could reenforce anti-abortion policies in the state.
Former Louisiana lawmaker Raymond Jetson assesses the state of young Black males in Baton Rouge. Jetson reports a wide disparity of wealth and education with vast opulence and abject poverty separated in some cases by a few blocks or one zip code away. State Representative Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, and Pelican Institute CEO Daniel Erspamer discuss legislation debated at the State Capitol during the ongoing regular session. Writer Jen Hobbs promotes hemp in American, contending that growing the cash crop can improve health, clean the environment and slow climate change.
When the Joint Budget Committee met Friday to consider the governor’s plan for remedying the $313-million deficit from Fiscal Year 2016, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne couldn’t resist saying – in effect – “We told you so.”