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Lawrence C. St. Blanc
Executive Secretary of the Louisiana Public Service Commission

Lawrence C. St. Blanc has served as Executive Secretary of the Louisiana Public Service Commission since 1995. The Public Service Commission was constitutionally created to oversee the regulation of public utilities and common carriers statewide. Mr. St. Blanc advises the Commission as a public body, as well as the five elected commissioners and their executive staff. He also serves as liaison between the public utilities/common carriers and the Commissioners and their staff as well as custodian of public records. Prior to his current position, Mr. St. Blanc was Executive Assistant to then Commissioner Kathleen Blanco. St. Blanc has a B.S. in Agriculture Business and Science Education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He has also been a University Professor with Southwestern Louisiana University and a teacher in the St. Mary Parish School System.

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04/16 - Opiates & the Bayou State

How is Louisiana tackling this serious addiction epidemic?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

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

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05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges face our returning veterans?

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How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?


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How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?


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What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?


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