One House committee chairman is shutting out and shutting down citizen testimony on bills.
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“When do we as lawmakers take responsibility and fix the problem?” — Rep. Pat Smith (D-Baton Rouge)
“What type of message do you think this sends to the citizens, that we are going back on what we did — that we can’t make up our minds?” – Rep. Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport)
Bills dealing with hogs, dogs, and oysters saw legislative action Monday.
Should rural voters in certain districts have greater sway at the ballot box?
House lawmakers approve some treats and lay some eggs with bills that are in the basket.
Sen. Sharon Hewitt uses a form of “victim-shaming” to argue against equal pay bill.
Louisiana A.G. Jeff Landry delivers his findings in the killing of Alton Sterling
Selective hearing, long a problem among Louisiana House members, seems to be infecting Senate members as well.
Bad information and bad temper dominated much of the committee’s work.