Government & Politics

Live chat replay: State Rep. Walt Leger discusses New Orleans legislation

State Rep. Walt Leger III will be online Thursday at 1 p.m. to chat with Lens readers about issues before the Legislature, particularly those facing New Orleans.

Leger, an attorney who represents maritime clients, is a second-term Democrat from New Orleans. He’s the speaker pro tem and will be in the middle of any major issues affecting New Orleans during the legislative session.

Those issues include:

Other key issues in the session include:

Efforts led by conservatives to upend the state’s Common Core curriculum.

Live chat: Thursday at 1 p.m.

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About Tyler Bridges

Tyler Bridges covers Louisiana politics and public policy for The Lens. He returned to New Orleans in 2012 after spending the previous year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where he studied digital journalism. Prior to that, he spent 13 years as a reporter for the Miami Herald, where he was twice a member of Pulitzer Prize-winning teams while covering state government, the city of Miami and national politics. He also was a foreign correspondent based in South America. Before the Herald, he covered politics for seven years at The Times-Picayune. He is the author of The Rise of David Duke (1994) and Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards (2001). He can be reached at (504) 810-6222.