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June 07, 2019 - 9:47 am
This year's Legislative session is over. House Republican Chairman Lance Harris feels overall it’s been a great session. He said the controversial fetal heartbeat abortion ban, already signed into law by Governor Edwards was the most controversial this session. “I’m 100% pro-life," Harris said. "I...
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Don Ames
May 23, 2019 - 8:49 pm
Louisiana House members on Thursday agreed to roll back the state sales tax passed in 2018 earlier than the planned mid-2025 expiration date. House Republican leader Lance Harris' proposal would gradually reduce the 0.45% portion of Louisiana's 4.45% state sales tax over four years. By mid-2023, it...
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May 23, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Legislation that would have increased the legal age to purchase cigarettes, dip, and vape products to 21 could not get out of the House floor amid concerns the bill infringes on individual liberties of adults. Bill author, West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman, argued the bill could save lives...
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March 23, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general says Gov. John Bel Edwards' budget proposal for next year violates the state constitution. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry issued his legal opinion Friday, in his latest dust-up with the Democratic governor. A legal opinion doesn't carry...
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November 29, 2018 - 10:10 am
(WWL.com) Some House Republicans are discussing legislation for the next session that would roll back the .45 percent sales tax passed in June because of a rosier than expected revenue forecast for the state. Alexandria Representative Lance Harris did not confirm that such legislation will be...
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July 02, 2018 - 9:32 am
(WWL.com) Now that the state has found a solution to the fiscal cliff with the passage of a sales tax bill, the focus in state politics will turn towards next year's governor's race. GOP House Chairman Lance Harris says Republicans remain committed towards reducing the size of state government, but...
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July 02, 2018 - 6:49 am
(WWL.com) State leaders have had a week now to stew about the results of the special session that ended with a 4.45 percent compromise sales tax that fully funds most state programs. With the fiscal cliff in the rear view mirror, attentions now turn to the upcoming Governor’s race next year. GOP...
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June 21, 2018 - 6:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's special session on taxes (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The L has rejected a sales tax proposal that would have fully financed next year's budget and kept agencies from steep cuts. Lawmakers voted 60-40 for the bill, which needed 70 votes to pass. It...
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June 12, 2018 - 3:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A measure aimed at protecting controversial speakers' appearances at Louisiana colleges has been signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards. The Democratic governor agreed to the legislation a year after vetoing a similar proposal sponsored by one of his top foes, House GOP...
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June 06, 2018 - 6:53 pm
(WWL.com) - A bill sponsored by House GOP leader Lance Harris that would allow independent gas stations to sue larger gas station companies over unfair pricing has been vetoed by Governor John Bel Edwards. Harris owns a chain of gas stations in the Alexandria area and could have benefited from the...
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