Representatives Mike Johnson and Ralph Abraham visited Leesville on Friday to hold a town hall meeting where they updated their constituents on national issues they and their colleagues are facing in Washington D.C.
During the Q&A portion of the meeting Johnson and Abraham responded to Wallethub.com’s recent list claiming that Louisiana was the “2nd Worst State to Live In.” The list cited unemployment, healthcare, and education among the many issues that contributed to Louisiana’s low rank.
Abraham responded to the question by citing similar lists put out by U.S. News and World Report annually. He noted that Louisiana placed at the very bottom of that list for three years running, which he said was “unacceptable.”
“We in Louisiana know we can do better,” Abraham said. “We have good people and a unique culture.”
He further stated that there is a lot more that Louisiana could be doing to perform better in comparison to other states.