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OUR TURN: Graves vs. Edwards

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Thousands of Louisiana residents have suffered through a painfully slow recovery process in the wake of last August's flood.

The promises of the big dollars needed to make a house a home again have largely gone unfilled. Gov. John Bel Edwards testified before a Congressional oversight committee last week, and the hearing quickly turned into a political boxing match, with Republican committee members blaming the Democratic governor for a slow response.

US Rep. Garret Graves was among the most outspoken critics of Governor Edwards. It's hard to say which government entity is most at fault for the delays, but we can probably agree there is plenty of blame to go around.

The sparring match between Edwards and Graves presents a bad look for Louisiana on the national stage as we are still hoping for more aid in the future.

Whatever disagreements exist, we urge our Louisiana leaders to present a united front with the hope that this will accelerate the flow of needed help for our state.

That's "Our Turn." Now, it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to yourturn@wafb.com.

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