Uber, Lyft statewide regulations head to Senate
Posted on 5/18/2017 10:43:00 AM.

A bill to regulate Uber and Lyft statewide is heading to the Senate. Jackson Representative Kenny Havard says these ride sharing services keep people safe, offers an affordable ride, and provides thousands of employment opportunities. He says very rarely do lawmakers get a chance to do something that really affects people’s lives.

Kenny Havard, Uber, Lyft, Troy Carter, Jay Morris

Measure would place flat corporate income tax on business profits
Posted on 4/30/2017 2:10:00 AM.

A measure gaining popularity with lawmakers that will be heard in the House Way and Means Committee today would place a flat corporate income tax from 1 to 2% on the profits a business makes. Jackson Representative Kenny Havard says his bill would generate an estimated 200 million dollars in tax revenue.

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House Ways and Means Committee begins looking at various tax proposals
Posted on 4/11/2017 12:07:00 PM.

The House Ways and Means Committee began looking at various tax proposals today that will be discussed over the next several weeks. First up was Jackson Representative Kenny Havard, who is pushing legislation that would reduce income taxes on individuals and making that revenue up by increasing taxes on businesses. He says with the state constantly facing budget cuts, it's time for tax reform.

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Measure filed that would create uniform regulations on ride sharing services
Posted on 4/5/2017 12:02:00 PM.

A measure that would place statewide regulations for services like Uber and Lyft has been filed for the upcoming legislative session. Currently, each parish decides the rules for how ride sharing companies should operate. Jackson Representative Kenny Havard says his bill would eliminate confusion.

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2016 full of bizarre stories in Louisiana
Posted on 12/28/2016 11:52:00 AM.

Louisiana was in the national spotlight throughout 2016 for everything from historic floods to state lawmakers making jokes about strippers. Jackson Representative Kenny Havard proposed an amendment to a sex trafficking bill that suggested strippers must be younger than 28 and weigh less than 160 pounds.

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Kenny Havard, Dan Matthews, Andrew Jones, Roosevelt Wright, 2016

Transportation Task Force closing in on tax recommendations to improve roads
Posted on 12/1/2016 2:18:00 AM.

The Transportation Task Force meets today to further discuss recommendations on how to improve the states’ roads and bridge. Recommendations are expected to be released later this month for the legislature to consider. House Transportation Chairman and State Rep. Kenny Havard anticipates there will be a proposal to increase the state’s gasoline tax, which is currently at 20-cents a gallon.

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Lawmakers to consider raising state's gasoline tax
Posted on 7/25/2016 11:59:00 AM.

Lawmakers will likely consider a bill to increase the state’s gasoline tax, when they meet for the 2017 fiscal session. That’s according to Representative Kenny Havard, who serves as chairman of the House Transportation Committee and sits on the newly-formed Transportation Task Force. Havard says the state’s gasoline tax has not been raised in over 20 years and there is not enough funds to address the $12 billion backlog for transportation maintenance, much less any new projects.

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Legislature sends stripper age limit law to the Governor
Posted on 5/24/2016 6:01:00 AM.

The bill that increases the minimum age for strippers to 21-years-old heads to Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk to be signed into law after the Senate gave final approval. Lake Charles Sen. Ronnie Johns, says he’s authored the bill as a way to combat human trafficking and he’s been working with the Department of Children and Family Services on this issue.

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Rep. Havard not apologizing for young and skinny stripper amendment
Posted on 5/19/2016 5:41:00 PM.

Jackson Representative Kenny Havard is not sorry for his amendment intended as a joke that said strippers in Louisiana must be young and less than 160 pounds. The amendment which was attached to a bill that raises the age of exotic dancers to 21 has received national attention. Havard spoke with reporters after adjournment and says he regrets if he offended anyone, but...

Kenny Havard, Taylor Barras

Young/skinny stripper amendment lawmaker getting slammed on national and local level
Posted on 5/19/2016 12:49:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
More lawmakers and even the governor are still talking about the stripper age/weight requirement “joke” amendment. The proposed change was added on the House floor to a human trafficking bill stating strippers should be no younger than 21, but Jackson Representative Kenny Havard ending up withdrawing.
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