This year, the Louisiana State Legislature spent a historic nineteen weeks in session. Our primary goal was to address the budget deficit. While progress was made, we still have work to do, beginning with the taxation structure of our system and the unregulated give-aways that are occurring.
However, I would like to highlight the great strides that were made to bettering our community and our state. Because of the leadership of Governor Edwards and the legislature, 350,000 Louisiana citizens will now have access to the newly expanded Medicaid insurance plan. Education is becoming a top priority for our government and I will continue to fight for our future in the Senate Education Committee. I encourage you to join me in giving a better future to our children by being involved in the process. Attend a school board meeting, meet your children’s teachers, or visit the schools in your area.
Again, there is much work that needs to be done, but the discussions have started and progress is being made. It is an honor to serve the citizens of this district and those of our state. I thank you for your support and will continue to work for a better and brighter future for Louisiana.