School prayer bill gutted and heads back to Senate
Posted on 5/16/2018 5:40:00 PM.

A bill that would have allowed teachers to join students in prayer during school hours was gutted by the House after concerns were raised that it violated religious civil rights. The bill would have allowed the joint prayer to occur if all students present had a signed consent form from their parents.

Alan Seabaugh, Robert Shadoin, Prayer Bill

After a slow start, the special session showing signs of life as tax bills advance
Posted on 2/25/2018 6:56:00 PM.
Two tax bills that will help the state overcome a looming one billion dollar budget deficit are heading to the House floor. Some Republicans were seeking to make permanent a quarter of a temporary one-cent sales tax. But Shreveport Representative Alan Seabaugh didn't like the permanent part. He amended the legislation, so a quarter of the temporary one-cent sales tax stays until mid-2021.
Special session, Barry Ivey, Alan Seabaugh, tax bills, sales tax, Walt Leger,

Democrats call for change of leadership in House
Posted on 6/11/2017 7:06:00 AM.

Democratic lawmakers are calling for a change of leadership in the House after what many call a grueling session. Some blame House Speaker Taylor Barras and Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry specifically for not approving a budget. Baton Rouge Representative Ted James says currently there is no leadership in the House.

Ted James, Alan Seabaugh, Taylor Barras, House leadership

Lawmaker suggests firing DOTD employees to pay for better roads
Posted on 6/2/2017 2:52:00 AM.

After a proposal to increase the state’s gasoline tax was tabled for the session, one lawmaker proposed firing employees at the state Department of Transportation to pay for better roads. Shreveport Representative Alan Seabaugh says the state has the money in the budget, they’re just not spending it right.

Alan Seabaugh, Shawn Wilson, DOTD, highway construction

Gov. Edwards hopes to revamp Louisiana's tax system in legislative session
Posted on 3/20/2017 12:19:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards is seeking to give the Louisiana tax system a facelift during the upcoming legislative session. Port Allen Senator Rick Ward supports the effort to repeal many business tax exemptions, so that large companies are paying taxes to the state, instead of getting a big refund.

legislative session, John Bel Edwards, Rick Ward, Alan Seabaugh

Equal pay bill dies in House committee
Posted on 5/19/2016 1:13:00 PM.

The bill seeking equal pay for men and women who perform the same job failed to make it out of the House Labor Committee. Shreveport Representative Alan Seabaugh opposes the bill. He says there is already a law on the books that prevents pay discrimination based on gender.

Alan Seabaugh, Ted James, Helena Moreno, Blake Miguez, equal pay

Jindal-backed SAVE Act in trouble
Posted on 6/8/2015 5:23:00 PM.
A higher education tax credit designed to provide an offset to revenue generating bills receives a cold shoulder from House members. The legislation is called the SAVE ACT and the Jindal administration is pushing it. But democrats, like Amite Representative John Bel Edwards, says the measure doesn't really do anything and it makes no sense for the legislature to pass it.
Save Act, Bobby Jindal, John Bel Edwards, Jeff Arnold, Alan Seabaugh

House puts the brakes on "speed trap" bill
Posted on 4/28/2014 6:04:00 PM.
Legislation that attempted to curtail the writing of speeding tickets on I-49 near the Washington exit in St. Landry Parish fails in the House. Shreveport Representative Alan Seabaugh says the Washington Police department is funding its local government, by writing tickets on motorists who are going just a couple of miles over the speed limit.
Speed trap, Alan Seabaugh, Ledricka Theirry, Washington, I-49

House education committee approves the "Merry Christmas" bill
Posted on 4/16/2014 5:58:00 PM.
The House Education Committee approves a bill that gives public schools the authority to put up nativity scenes and Christmas trees as part of a holiday display. The author of the measure is Shreveport Representative Alan Seabaugh, who says it's the Merry Christmas bill.
Merry Christmas, Alan Seabaugh

State lawmaker goes after so-called speed trap in St. Landry Parish
Posted on 4/14/2014 4:10:00 AM.
The House Transportation committee is scheduled to hear a bill this morning that would designate a section of I-49 in St. Landry Parish as a "Slow Down Speed Trap." The bill is by Shreveport Representative Alan Seabaugh, who explains why he introduced the bill even though the section of highway is not in his district.
Alan Seabaugh, Speed Traps, Washington, Louisiana

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