|Posted on 3/11/2018 2:36:00 PM.|
The regular session begins Monday less than a week after the special session crashed and burned. Fiscal cliff negotiations will be put on hold while a slew of other issues take center stage. There are several gun control bills filed, but Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin doesn't see any of the measures to restrict who can purchase an assault rifle passing.
|regular session, legislation, Barry Erwin|
|Posted on 11/7/2017 5:47:00 AM.|
The state Department of Education releases the 2016-2017 annual school performance scores today and this is the last time schools with be graded on a curve.
|Department of Education, school performance, CABL, Barry Erwin|
|Posted on 8/17/2017 5:07:00 AM.|
Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says we now know that Superintendent of Education John White had no reason to worry about his job. White received a 3 out of four rating from BESE, which is considered effective and proficient. Erwin says clearly there are those who wanted White to lose his job.
|BESE, CABL, Barry Erwin, John White|
|Posted on 6/8/2017 3:03:00 AM.|
The 2017 regular session comes to a close today and Capitol observers say not much was accomplished. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says the state has been dealing with budget deficits for the last decade and this was supposed to be the year to address the problem.
|legislative session, CABL, Barry Erwin|
|Posted on 5/25/2017 2:21:00 PM.|
Legislative leaders and Governor John Bel Edwards agree another special legislative session is likely to address the state’s looming $1.3 billion dollar fiscal cliff. In July 2018, over a billion dollars in temporary sales taxes expire. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana Barry Erwin says the push to address this latest fiscal problem is not there.
|legislative session, special session, Barry Erwin, CABL|
|Posted on 5/24/2017 3:16:00 AM.|
Today lawmakers in the House are expected to debate raising the state’s gasoline tax for the first time in 27 years. A proposal by Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter would up the tax by 17 cents a gallon. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana, Barry Erwin says more revenue is needed to pay for better roads.
|Barry Erwin, CABL, Roger Villere, GOP, Steve Carter, gas tax|
|Posted on 5/9/2017 7:18:00 PM.|
Legislation backed by Governor John Bel Edwards’ that called for shifting the tax burden from individuals to businesses died in the House Ways and Means committee. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says it appears the Republican dominated legislature is not interested in overhauling the state’s tax structure.
|Tax plan, Louisiana legislature, Barry Erwin, John Bel Edwards, House Republicans, tax reform, |
|Posted on 2/9/2017 5:00:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to unveil his tax reform plan today when he meets with the Committee of 100 in Washington, D.C. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana, Barry Erwin, says comprehensive tax reform is needed because many of the taxes raised in la year’s special sessions will expire next year.
|Barry Erwin, Council for a Better Louisiana, tax reform|
|Posted on 10/12/2016 5:49:00 AM.|
Senate candidate Troy Hebert’s legal attempt to force LPB and the Council for a Better Louisiana to include more candidates in next week’s Senate debate gets a hearing today in a Baton Rouge courtroom. Political consultant and former-Secretary of State, Jim Brown, says Hebert is right on the money for filing the suit after only 5 of the 24 candidate were scheduled to be in the debate.
|Jim Brown, Troy Hebert, Barry Erwin|
|Posted on 10/3/2016 4:18:00 PM.|
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Troy Hebert has filed a
lawsuit in an effort to have Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the Council for
a Better Louisiana to include more candidates in an upcoming televised forum.
|U.S. Senate race, Troy Hebert, Barry Erwin, LPB, CABL|
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