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Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus rallies in support of health care legislation; Gov. Jindal opposes legislation

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Health care reform was a hot topic outside the State Capitol Monday afternoon.

Two seperate rallies, with two very different opinions made their cases for and against the federal health care reform package passed by Congress last week.

First up was the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, which held a news conference on the steps of the capitol at 11:30 a.m. Later, the Baton Rouge Tea Party held a rally at noon to support efforts to block health care legislation, specifically Senate Bill 26 from Senator A.G. Crowe (R) of Slidell, that seeks to block the health care law in Louisiana.

Last week, Gov. Jindal and Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit on behalf of the State of Louisiana challenging the constituionality of the legislation. Caldwell is the only attorney general of the 13 attorneys general across the country to file such a lwasuit, and several state legislators (including Rep. Cedric Richmond and the Leglislative Black Caucus) have asked him to withdraw the suit and redirect his office to serving the people of the state of Louisiana.

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Written by demon53

March 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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