The Legislature will wrap up its work on Thursday. Next week, state Rep. Walt Leger III will be the guest at our Breakfast with the Newsmakers event to discuss what legislators did, or failed to do, during the session.


Lens Editor Steve Beatty will interview Leger about how lawmakers handled the state budget shortfall and how education and healthcare fared.

<strong”>We invite you to read the following related articles:

Both legislative chambers know: Real state budget work begins Monday” (The Advocate)

Louisiana Senate approves state government budget bill” (The Advocate)

The budget is a real piece of work” (Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana)

Louisiana public colleges, universities supporting tax plan to avoid spending cuts to higher education” (The Advocate)

Event details

Date: Thursday, June 18

Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Questions: Anne Mueller,

Location: Basin St. Station, 4th floor, 501 Basin St. at St. Louis Street

Parking: Available in the Basin St. Station parking lot adjacent to the facility. This map shows the location of the parking lot and access points.

The event recording is available below.

The Lens – Breakfast with the Newsmakers – Walt Leger from Jason Berry on Vimeo.


Special thanks to our sponsors: LCI Workers’ Comp, The Ella West Freeman Foundation, the Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation and Basin St. Station.

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Breakfast with the Newsmakers is a monthly business-social event that aims to engage The Lens’ audience with one another and with the people making news in and around New Orleans. Newsmakers events are open to the public. They are free to Lens members, with a $10 suggested donation for non-members.