BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The announcement of Louisiana's budget plan spurred several groups to attend a rally at the State Capitol Building.
Several groups, including the Louisiana chapter of the NAACP along with some state legislators attended the 'Rally for Justice, Equality, and Inclusion'. They say the rally's purpose was to draw attention to areas where they feel like state leadership is not acting in the best interest of the people. Two topics they touched on were the cuts to education and healthcare.
"Everyone blames the governor, and he certainly shares in the responsibility," says NAACP Louisiana General Council member Alfreda Bester, "but this governor could not have done all the things he did without a majority of the legislature."
The group says that the cuts are something that the legislature should look at when the next session starts in April.