Together Baton Rouge as well as faith and community leaders from across the state are co-hosting the “Our State of Affairs” Citizens Issues Conference March 23 to discuss civic matters concerning residents from all over Louisiana, according to a news release.

The event will include civic academies to provide detailed analysis of several issues affecting state residents including the governor’s proposed tax reform plan; health care in Louisiana and Medicaid expansion; education reform; prison incarceration; the state’s economy; and how to reform payday lending in the state.

The event will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, and will kick off at 10 a.m.

Those interested in attending the event, which is open and free to the public, can register at

Together Baton Rouge is a coalition of civic groups and faith leaders that has sought to bring people together across racial, neighborhood and economic lines to work on problems confronting the community.