Three of the four major candidates for governor will take part in a forum on the future of higher education on Wednesday.
The discussion, sponsored by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, will air throughout the state on LPB and online at 8 p.m. While there have been several gubernatorial forums already, this oneis slated to be the first to air live state-wide.
Per LPB, the discussion will feature student panelists from Northshore Technical Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University. Southeastern alum Paul Rivera, who received the 2015 Louisiana Press Association Student Broadcaster of the Year Award, will serve as moderator.
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, both Republicans, and Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards are expected to participate.
The election is Oct. 24, with a Nov. 21 runoff, if needed. Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter also is in the race.