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.

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....