Taylor Barras

legislative session
Jim Hanzo
December 02, 2019 - 2:50 pm
The red wave in this year’s Legislative elections guarantees Republicans will hold the Speakership and Senate Presidency, so who’s set to replace the outgoing Speaker Barras and President Alario? Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the race for Speaker is a toss-up, with names like Lance Harris...
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January 17, 2019 - 9:17 pm
(WWL.com) - Louisiana Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, for a third month in a row, has blocked the Revenue Estimating Committee from recognizing additional revenue for the state budget from an improving economy. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says the delay will prevent State Police...
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June 22, 2018 - 11:35 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Lawmakers in the Louisiana House are having trouble bridging the same divides that left two previous special sessions this year without a tax deal. As the House returns Friday for further negotiations, lawmakers are wondering if this third special session will end with the...
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June 21, 2018 - 9:31 pm
(WWL.com) The House failed to pass a proposal to renew half a cent of an expiring one cent sales tax, as a way to generate revenue to avoid cuts to state services. The measure received 60 votes, but it needs 70 in order to receive passage and head to the Senate. House Speaker Taylor Barras...
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June 21, 2018 - 9:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's special session on taxes (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The leader of the Louisiana House is urging lawmakers to continue tax talks and try to break a stalemate that threatens to collapse the third special session this year without a deal. Republican...
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May 23, 2018 - 8:38 am
(WWL.com) The special session is underway and lawmakers can now replace 1.4 billion dollars in sales taxes that are set to expire June 30th. Those expiring sales taxes are at the heart of the impending fiscal cliff that threatens to wreck healthcare and higher ed. But LaPolitics.com Publisher...
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April 18, 2018 - 3:29 pm
(WWL.com) On a 97-1 vote, the House passed legislation that would permit companies like Uber to operate across the state, without needing to make local agreements. The bill, by Speaker Taylor Barras, would bring Louisiana in line with the vast majority of other state’s rideshare regulations. Barras...
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April 12, 2018 - 1:15 pm
The revenue shortfall the state is facing has declined from 994-million-dollars to 648-million-dollars, as a result of the state collecting more income taxes due to the federal tax overhaul. House Speaker Taylor Barras says the extra money would likely go for higher education and the TOPS program...
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March 12, 2018 - 1:42 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Fresh from a failed special session on finances, Louisiana lawmakers are resuming their debates on the unsettled budget mess as well as hot-button proposals on guns, gambling and sexual harassment. The regular legislative session...
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March 06, 2018 - 9:46 am
(WWL.com) Leaders from both sides are pointing fingers after the special session crashed and burned after 15 days of failed negotiations, leaving the state with no certain path to solving the one billion dollar fiscal cliff. GOP state representative Cameron Henry says Democratic Governor John Bel...
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