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Groups rally for higher ed. and health reform

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Several groups rallied outside the Louisiana Capitol on the opening day of the 2010 Legislative Session.

The Louisiana Black Caucus rallied against Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's decision to sue the federal government over healthcare reform.

"If this act is implemented, the services provided for healthcare to our state could approximately save us $500 million," said state Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge. "These savings could be used to cover a majority of the state budget crisis that we currently face, inclusive of higher ed."

The caucus says Caldwell was not elected to advance Gov. Bobby Jindal's partisan interests.

A group of LSU students rallied in the wake of massive budget cuts to the university. Stuart Watkins, the LSU student body president, said the students care deeply about the flagship university and they want legislators to hear their cries.

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