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“John Schroder’s record and actions are a clear indication of how well he will serve the people of Louisiana as State Treasurer,” said Chairman Villere. “Republicans in Louisiana recognize the importance of the office of State Treasurer; and we know John Schroder will lead the office with honesty, integrity, and conservative principles.”
Too often, we call our legislators only to urge them to vote a certain way or to complain about how they voted, but fail to say "thanks" when they get it right. So I am asking each of you today to call your state representative to congratulate her/him for the success we are seeing in the House of Representatives this session.
Baton Rouge- Republican lawmakers in the House Appropriations Committee successfully amended and passed HB 1, the state's spending plan, on a 17-5 party-line vote. House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry (R- Metairie) provided a package of amendments that transformed the bill to a "standstill" budget, freezing state spending for next year at the current year's level, with the exception of some constitutionally mandated increases.
Republican Delegation Chairman Lance Harris (R-Alexandria) said, “This is a sad day for Louisiana. What was once an attractive state for the oil and gas industry has now become a beacon of instability. The coastal lawsuits were a major warning sign that the legal environment is only getting worse. Talk of major tax changes that will cripple businesses in the state was likely the final straw.”
As Governor Edwards looks to use the next three years of his term to raise taxes and implement policies contrary to the values of the vast majority of Louisiana voters, we are looking forward to continuing to expose their lack of a bench in 2019 when several similar legislative seats will be open due to term limits.