With the second extra legislative session of this year ending in a partisan gridlock, State Representative Malinda White of Bogalusa says she’s taking action by donating the taxpayer money to a worthy cause in District 75.
By failing once again to pass a solution to fund the budget, White says that her constituents are aggravated with the costs and delays caused by the extra sessions.
"I hear what my constituents say, and they don't want to keep continuing to pay for special sessions where nothing gets accomplished," says White.
While refusing the check isn’t possible under the current system, she’s reinvesting the funds into her district, saying she will not let political agendas cost the tax payers more than it must. The donation is estimated to be $1500.