- Introduced SB435 to provide that if a person operating a motor vehicle violates the provisions of present law while on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, the fine shall be five times the standard fine imposed
- Introduced SB490 to create the director of capitol security as the chief security officer for the legislature. Provides for the election of the director upon a favorable majority of the elected members of each house of the legislature after having been interviewed by the Capitol Security Council and recommended for employment by the council by a majority vote. Provides that the director shall serve at the pleasure of the legislature and may be removed by a majority vote of the elected members of each house of the legislature. Provides that any vacancy which occurs while the legislature is not in session shall be filled temporarily by the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives, until such time as the vacancy is filled by the legislature
Whose side are they on anyway?
Republicans are constantly trying to convince you that they are doing everything they can. The truth is, they are not. They count on not having to stick to their word or stand by their vote. Is insincerity the reason they fear a veto session? Senate, the place...
Special Interests Own the Louisiana Legislature
When choosing between big business and protecting freedom for Louisiana's residents, it seems the Louisiana Legislature can only move in one direction. Jill Hines, from Health Freedom Louisiana, looks back at some seized and lost opportunities from the most recent regular session.
Submit to Schexnayder or be Silenced
As often as he has changed up the rules in attempt to silence us, its apparent the Speaker of the House has more time for petty vindictiveness than he has for defending small business and individual liberty.
We are following the science… just not the law!
In a recent interview on NewsTalk 98.5, Lafayette's Mayor President actually said "we're following the science." However, numerous district judges have ruled that he's not following the law. These rulings could be a foreshadowing of things to come as the Army Corps of Engineers begins action to remove LCG's Spoil Levee lawsuit to federal court.
Did Edwards plan the veto override?
We take a closer look at the recent "historic" veto override by asking a baffling question: what specifically was gained by the effort? You'll be interested to read our answer.
Lafayette’s Downtown Shakedown
If Anita Begnaud has her preference, you'll never find out that smack in the middle of Festival International she'll be asking downtown for a fifteen-year, fifty-percent (for now) property tax hike. If approved, the new tax will collect $447,840. However, a whopping ninety-five percent (95%) of that money, will be going to pay "operational expenses," such as salaries and operations; with the lion's share (96%) of that going straight to employee compensation.
Kanter Like Symptoms
Will Louisiana Department of Health keep the vicious cycle going? People often skip the doctor during the holidays. As Christmas decorations are taken down the number of positives will spike. How much Kanter banter will we face as Louisiana Department of Health...
Can’t VS Won’t
Do not let the media or your legislators tell you they do not have the power. They may choose not to use it, but they have it.
Vetoed bills for the override session
Jamie Pope contributed (greatly) to this article. Governor Edwards vetoed thirty-one (31) bills in the 2021 regular session. There are two that have garnered most of the attention. However, as we'll outline below, a large number of these vetoes kill very good...
Veto Override Imminent?
On June 29, 2021 House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page Cortez had a meeting with Governor John Bel Edwards. The next day Page Cortez released this statement: “While the Legislature has not yet received any official Veto Messages from the...