The legislative session is one month into it and
lawmakers are nowhere close to passing any meaningful legislation. Political
observers say the milk-toast session has had very little highlights so far.
Jeremy Alford is the publisher of LaPolitics.com
“The Senate is working on some House bills, the House is
working on some Senate bills… but nothing of significance has been sent to the governor for his
Alford says the main goal at this point is still to wrap
up the regular session early, so they can immediately return in a special
session to deal with the budget. But he
says there doesn’t seem to be much urgency.
“At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re… if the legislature
is still in a special session… come the closing day for the fiscal session.”
So, will we see any significant legislation pass in the regular
session? Alford says the bills that will
create new forms of gambling and loosen restrictions on the riverboat casinos
are the interesting to watch.
“There could some big changes if a few of those bills
pass. We’re talking about some of the
most significant changes that the state has seen to that area since the 1990s.”
No exact date has been suggested as to when the session