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Lydia P. Jackson
Senator (D), Louisiana

State Senator Lydia P. Jackson, a native of Shreveport, was elected to that post in 2004. She is also Vice President, Community Outreach Director for Hibernia National Bank, a position she has held since 1996. Jackson is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jackson is currently a Board Member for the following organizations: The Arc of Caddo-Bossier, Highland Area Partnership, Shreveport-Bossier Service Connection, Foundation for the Mid South, and The Strand Theater. She is also involved in various capacities with a number of other Shreveport-Bossier area organizations.

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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