Feb 26, 2016|
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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David Blake is viewer watching the news last night there was some video that I thought said it all there was Cameron Henry there was a lady legislature whom legislator moment in ninety couldn't identify. I think representative Connie was mined them there was a discussion going on. And represented a ball was Jason knowing command let's talk about it. And that's kind of negotiating it goes on in the legislature only a lot of times people think it's almost like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington where one guy stands up or woman gives an impassioned speech. And the others say you know one. You're right that's the right thing to do when in fact it is a lot. Of voicestream sold talked. Cameron Henry when we come directed to find out what they did yesterday and how do we did here aid to I don't know it just seems like does anybody really know. What the numbers are if they are wide in somebody's stand up and do the right thing and I understand any of this and maybe you'll have. Maybe they can got comic kicked down the road bit off but why. If everybody else is common why would you do you put things often difficult against maybe that's it David we'll find out. When we come back Tommy Tucker David Blake and you most importantly together here DeVon WL chilly Friday morning to be a beautiful weekend. And we are common right now Tom we're talking about. The legislature in what they did yesterday in and we're gonna hand. Hopefully Cameron Henry on a little bit it was with the approach Appropriations. Committee. And Garland and I we're having a conversation off the year yesterday in an it is amazing how we do what prompted this conversation was. Clancy do poses up any talk to us yesterday as authors and up ever more of a report because. He cited the legislative auditor and how report does not legislative auditors report and how. Little control how little people at least on the surfers claim to know about contracts or it let me let me clean this up it's more than reporting up. And it was like nine of 72 that legislative auditor had information on. And I don't know if the legislature is willfully uninformed. If there hiding things. From. We can all opine about whatever we think. But I just wanted to know why. Did we get to this point. Why at no point would somebody's stand up and say. Or group of people stand up and say no get fixes we get to the right thing. And maybe it goes to the saying that politicians are elected about our word about the next election. And statesmen are worried about the next generation he no Republican or Democrat. It really. I can't say disappoints me or shocks me. Because. You kind of expect this I think it's more of a situation where it confirms your worst fears. That the areas so much. Patronage going on that the state was literally sold down the river and now it's up to us. To make up for that. And I'd like to know if anybody in the legislature really can go to a set of books and we invited channel Larry on. And he declined to Mort leases office declined and because I think as long as he's been in the legislature. Paint Pall hanging back and forth. Between now thousands and it I want somebody to give us legislature 101 and anything. Because does anybody really know what's going on what the state budget. Or if they do know is it like a nudge nudge wink wink where. Don't you Dag gone. Ego what I gagged on ledges throw an annual budget deficit bring some more money in. Bada boom Bada bing we got it taken care I'd like you know if you know give me call a 2601870. Lindsey Graham as it relates to I guess the debate last night and he dropped out in. He suspended his campaign canceled it. A lot of people says he might be in a position. To become the new secretary of defense and a man seems like he is very hawkish when it comes to. National defense and is. Just is concerned and honest about protecting this country which is. I would think one of the primary duties of the president and nobody went to listen to him. But he saw in Washington press club Foundation's annual dinner last night I guess while the debate was going on. And his exact quote was. The Republican Party his party has gone bad Blake crazy. And the word wasn't manned. So bad playing crazy he says the most dishonest person and in America is a woman who is about to be president. How could that be because my party has gone back. Like crazy. A whole continued talk about the budget how much he'll wind up costs in this and why first though massive traffic troubles. When it comes across in the Crescent City connection from the west sanctity spank. And we'll explain it all now with a look at that a WL traffic. Tommy Tucker seventh when he was massive traffic troubles. If you headed from the West Bank to the sanctity of the Crescent City connection I have never. Heard of back ups to avenues siege in Guerrero but that's what they're saying. And before he can on the elevated expressway and here if you worked downtown. Yeah closer than the Ewing to the U weepy at that point anything vineyard the Crescent City connection. And take the UEPO I really would Cameron Henry joins us right now representative Cameron Henry. Chairman of the appropriations committee of the house morning's that are. Until well no it's a very busy time for you know I appreciate your taken a couple of minutes at. Spend with us I think one person's. Compromise is another person's Wheeling dealing. Adding it's part of the problem of the political process both nationally and in the statement. Yesterday a lot of negotiations going on in May be some progress made. It that it took part in Indy but you. That get in but right now. At Arctic. Did not I agree with it like that working out Joba and be right. That 940. Million dollar app it. He beat traffic picked it yet but we liked it at Ole. Probably yet. We shouldn't but it actually in the state eight edict to actually. Get that qualities yeah. Some prep races yesterday. Make you wonder what might catch today. And that we also got it put up Asia rate 820. Billion. At well be that you want to be a huge play. Get it. And come back in go recap there. But we have we believe we get a special special pack I'd give it that much rich and well he did not look much better than then we need a. I'd in terms of this penny sales tax at the house approved a no egos of the senate. Is that correct. Palm Beach I am a penny on every dollar or penny on every purchase. Oh. And every dollar right fielder. One went any exit and seen referred to as a nanny it'd probably really isn't that. A local. It's amazing. When you start talking to one another and really so again in two it com. That things can happen and sentences you you guys have a long want stern let's make a deal on some video view yesterday on the floor. And you're talking two. Connick. It was a lady legislator there that it couldn't recognize and a wall Jake held everybody over and that's really how business is done is it non. Do they do actual. Supplemental bill track. We. Did find it very short. That in order. Shall we at. All at that. Shall we OK. Let. But she'd. Back. So we took a break. That. And chase. It. On some that are. He thought it pack beat one. It. I got out okay. It. Actually beat crop but at the U. And legal as well I'm a hundred million dollars and cuts would what did you guys decide to come and ladies' side to cut yesterday. It caught all done it in deep cut by 10%. Are eaten further inspected and though he checked governor. Three point seven million now. Week. Meaning. By. Be alive let packet that artery from an in the room. That. Got. And pack bill the that are payers. Chara. Picture out there Eric Eric. The elderly aunt maple. All you interpret it. Jet got choke it to occupy the built. Well you're an idiot and it optional but leave that hole. On the law. It'll be it. About the second crap. If you look rat the we'll get a partner can agree. Record and you gotta go and we have news coming up in terms of topsy have there been any cut cuts to the tops program yet and when. Is that on the agenda and is it for this special session. But at any cut up on it gently. Actually I tried it much BP yet. An extra on it now. Bill. Clinton. That was reached sheet that that. Mobile. Are now will be back though. Areas that we don't. Right. Gonna be nick yeah I. Opted. I appreciate your time chairman now hope we get to talk to you again is this session precedes and also the one after. Yankees are represented Cameron Henry the chairman of the Appropriations Committee. I'm we come back to six and 27 you'll also talked represented the Ree shard. Who is an independent maybe can take us through legislature 101. Help us understand how we got here. Right now it's time for WWL offers news and that is always viewed favorably David we will continue our conversation about the financial troubles of Louisiana. And Ireland notes ultimately yes and it just seems like if you understand if you understand how the budget words. Set back the men it's not like is the budget like obamacare the bill where people nobody granted you know I mean before it was and that is. This to pass on these thousand page bills that people don't read or maybe the entire staff doesn't read. And if nobody understands it and how can you hold. To fix it or already have it not break in the first place quickly when this story we had on our website that I find interesting. Sheriff's deputies and Hammond arrested a 52 year old woman who they say it was found jumping up and down naked on top of her car oh while screaming obscenities in the parking lot of the children's toy store so. Of at a quarter for every time I saw that Micah. Are pretty common occurrence gently back. A double have you on. It and 74614. Before eight. Thomas Tucker with you on a beautiful Friday morning and it is going to be a beautiful weekend. Bit chilly right now but it'll warm rapidly 47 degrees average. Today does nothing but sunshine highs around 63 tomorrow's seem a bit warmer with highs around 68. And Sunday warmer still with highs around 73 blood drying and maybe a couple of clouds. And sunny. Let's hope of dark clouds over of the capitol building in Baton Rouge are beginning. Too low light now political Jerod do you recharge joins us right now dean that's what people value as correct. Do you recharge in nature and easy. Thing you've common on represented money Appropriations Committee. Joint legislative committee on the them. On the budget and you know dia and it's I don't know you personally but I do you know from the times that you. Have called in I think your anonymous guy and I think you have a legitimate. Desire to fix this the right way and you're an independent Republican or Democrats. Are likely to do is take us through. Legislature 101 because here's the deal Garland and I were talking about this right in this problem has been building for a long time right. So if people know about contracts John Kennedy talks about people know about. The an mountains different and on with the contract with the consultants. That Clancy was talking about it historian economy. Why why did this go on and widened the cuts happen. Earlier wasn't a quid pro quilting weird nudge nudge wink wink now approve viewers you drew mine are. He he is that a worker program argues beacon Cameron and their beat him local unit can order patronage yen. An added the key in fact I have a beer it's gonna coddle creek they get that they key in Louisiana. Commune effectively allow. Project it on to be lauded it could be in particular that it's. And in the it can chaparral is not part of like. Capped well is abide immediately put in creatively about it that cap out our project. Actually at least ten but we're allowed to put up big in god and project every year. Everybody chiropractic. And it ended the year the government at the side where these projects though until. And never you know I guess that could put it bluntly the guys that they get it who is who can project. If we could do away with that could Opel and network could. Ala crops so when the ten it would company cable and vote with. I honestly sooner and the problem and I mean actors and. I mean interrupt you Bozo when the Democrats. And Republicans say I can't believe we got here. They know damn well Heidi got there because. Incident and we is that probably knows about it. Only it would only bucket the last seven years we use more current board on it. We spent more quality that we had on it. Everybody. Knew that was going on right here and it's been going on in India and the impact it caught me. It causes what we have right now. Because he won't do that it occurred on. They won't give up the patronage they'd rather than state drown in Redding. I'm gonna have. Bill could say no all projects. On a book but obviously in that you got there and get the bill today. How likely do it is in these lucky like that that's about. So when it come when it comes the budget uses like a giant. Bill laying an outlaw obamacare and that it is so complicated. And so many pages of paper that nobody actually goes through written realizes where this money is all going on December. Out bigoted mind of exactly well monies that way it on net the best and nobody in our current you have. There aren't any have to know that he's signing the contract yeah I probably wouldn't say it in in jobs bill passed obviously rowand and then two days and it failed. But it represented a welcome crank and again in. In rant rave about the other kind people at the reason I'm going to be a good guy in his candidacy. Was outrageous in the economy that is an insert. It was a slap in the face could have been rated the obvious. And that is that ultimately the advocate on this quagmire that could start cutting spending and we still reputed to do it by as the only stat that people and it all. But in terms of education to and you really cut it anymore is there. In efficiency that you know it. Did that separate problem that is the provinces of the pocket. It did in education the obelisk was spared. There have been previously indicated twelve and of people you know was spared. And we put so cracked so that it the direction that the public education. Which is aware of the contract that. And so they have marketing cutters out it political expanding the we have at the cricket twelve was which was spared by the that they can get in which is a good thing. I. What was system ever changer is is an in doesn't happen another state is is constantly game of nudge nudge wink wink I. Good. You know saying get over it seven people wondered. Do the right thing that hasn't changed in right now. He has built. I say I wanna raise taxes don't wanna cut spending unless it's patronage and I'll take it. Here and corporate telling about a rainy day fund is I keep here in a science say I don't know what the hell it is. You know let's get some money it's put aside Evian in principal that made it in about reiterating. What. We could save dollars. By nine discredit everything they've won there in the weekly bet it could I stated we came to look at all we can expand it into the problem. You know we could do it if that two thirds vote down. That the constitution protects our. That they are out there. But if you got a governor and legislature that would that could expand what we could do it anytime we want is obligated to their well we used to do it. And that's the problem we don't on our education stately. Has remained calm if we find that out front properly. We could do it but I haven't raising taxes go we used to do. And it means constitutionally dedicated. Bladed it it's not good dedicated constantly. To operate at the exit too big on the target out there. So they get cut the most. Heated we wanted to we could do that two thirds so anything that we. I catch you don't even need an amendment to do that some of the rainy day fund is like a savings account. And our criteria key exchange in his words like one of us would say we know it. Our savings account is only for an emergency that we Zia a big TV arena that binds somebody a big TV you'll get is something else. So he says you know what maybe we need that TV after. That that's correct it was there that put it on like that we've we've spent the past and we get anymore it's been. So that expanding in really that we still refusing reputed to do it it obviously it yet it would be answered that this. On that people in order some today gain in all but that's what would do. The appreciate your time went on I I think tank here Mary thank you you that and dizzying and I thank you very honest man and I hope we can RT. Again real soon and do I trust you restart and I think that he probably should have been governors Evans 537. Before a time now for them WL trap. Our workers lose their job to make it you know I don't. I think I'd give you a lousy I don't know anything about bankruptcy for art and you know I don't know. Hope I'm there are people who aren't. I think they're unaudited knowledge about the university and pursuing them now. I was some of the exchange last night on the and there. Republican debate which I think you could substitute the words there and have one voice of a woman or a same sex couple whatever your believes. Saying why did you load the dishwasher this way the bulls go on the bottom no they don't they go on that top biting it does is that Judah Ben asked. Why did you spend a month. And it's been sound like me where couple was arguing nobody listening with the other says. Rubio did culled Donald Trump's trump university of state school and get a picture with a cardboard cutout. And I think something else we can talk about as it relates to the debate last night. Do you care about Donald Trump's taxes. Do you care about how many times he's been sued or has sued people. Declare about them the care about the bankruptcy. I guarantee as a minus done as many business deals as he has. Had a day goes with the territory will be back.