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Donald Cravins
Senator (D)

Senator Donald Cravins has served as a Louisiana State Senator since 1991. The Lafayette native is Chairman of the Juvenile Justice Committee, Vice-Chairman of Judiciary B and serves on the Insurance Committee. Senator Cravins recently author Senate Bill Number 650 which "prohibits the hiring of undocumented illegal aliens." Senator Cravins received his B.A. from Southern University and has worked as an independent insurance agent.

Current Topic


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Recent Topics


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?


03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?

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