Sales tax bill compromise finally reached in the House
Posted on 6/22/2018 3:48:00 PM.

After a week of difficult negotiations, the House has approved legislation that sets Louisiana’s sales tax rate at 4.45 percent through mid-2025. That would be enough revenue to prevent cuts to higher education and the TOPS scholarship program next fiscal year. 

Paula Davis, Special Session, John, Bel Edwards

Three sales tax bills head to the House floor
Posted on 6/20/2018 2:08:00 PM.

Three sales tax bills that raise revenue to different amounts are heading to the House floor for debate tomorrow after they received approval by the House Ways and Means tomorrow. Baton Rouge Representative Paula Davis received the most support as it renews an expiring one-cent penny by four-tenths of a cent. She calls it a great compromise.

“We did not pass Representative Harris’ bill at .3, we failed to pass Representative Leger’s bill at .5. Compromise is all about meeting in the middle so I thought great let’s try this out.”

Paula Davis, Tax Bills, Neil Abramson

House bill proposes to triple moving violation fines when children are in the vehicle
Posted on 4/25/2016 9:20:00 AM.

A bill to increase the fines for moving violations when a child under the age of 15 is in the car is set to be heard in the House Transportation Committee. Baton Rouge Representative Paula Davis says she authored the proposal when several constituents called her after a child was killed in a car accident.

House Transportation Committee, Paula Davis, moving violation fines

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