See state Rep. Walt Leger at our Breakfast with the Newsmakers event

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.June-2015-newsmaker

<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.

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About Anne Mueller

As the Development director Mueller leads The Lens’ fundraising efforts including foundations, major gifts, annual giving, events, sponsorship and prospect research. She has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in New Orleans, New York City and Oxford, MS. Her professional experience include The National World War II Museum and A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Bennington College (VT) and a master’s degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. She can be reached at (504) 258-1624.

  • nickelndime

    Walt Leger, III !!! —- !!! ASP (that’s my pet snake ASP) is gASPing for air. “CHEESE ‘N RICE” … My ASP and I will be waiting in the back on Basin Street in the limo. We want to give Walt a ride home through the scenic 7th Ward with a brief stop (only long enough to open the door – guffaw!) by the locked gate of the St. Roch Cemetery. Run, Walt!, Run. 06/08/2015 6:33 PM DST USA

  • nickelndime

    “See state Rep. Walt Leger…” Well yeah, “see” is the correct word alright, cuz “looking” at him is about the only thing you can do. You can’t “listen” to him. It is impossible to believe anything that comes out of the guy’s mouth. 06/08/2015 6:42 PM DST USA

  • nickelndime

    I would like to “See state Rep. Walt Leger, III…” squirm. Look at this, because it is pure B$, and there is nothing good or pure coming from Louisiana lawmakers:
    “Lawmakers already have set aside the first $1 billion in economic damages money to repay Louisiana’s ‘rainy day’ fund and an elderly trust fund that have been used to plug budget gaps in recent years. Leger’s bill would target oil spill money above that, place it into a fund and require the interest earnings be spent on higher education.”
    Somebody should nail Leger’s ASP (his ASP, not my beloved ASP) to the wall. 06/08/2015 11:48 PM DST USA

  • nickelndime

    Do what Algiers is trying to do. Get out of New Orleans. If you accomplish that, then you have won half the battle. “You gotta learn how to fly, before you fall.”
    06/09/2015 12:44 AM DST USA

  • nickelndime

    “See” state Rep. Walt Leger, III, at THE LENS’ Breakfast with the Newsmakers on June 18. ASP (that’s my pet snake ASP) and I hope dat Steve nail dat (expletive deleted) – R R R – and this is yet another reason why “nickelndime” love dese guys – cuz dey can roll wit da punches – and still get up. Just in case (backup plan) – WE are in the sleek black limo parked outback – WE are prepared to give Walt a joyride dat is gonna last no longer than 5 minutes – guaranteed. 06/15/2015 12:01 AM DST USA