“In less than one month, Louisiana lawmakers will gather at
the State Capitol to kick-off the 2018 Legislative Session.
This year, I have pre-filed legislation that will improve
solvency for Louisiana’s retirement systems, curb sewage
overflows, and hold government officials accountable in
real-time for their inexcusable behavior.
HB54 – Reforms the recall process in Louisiana by lowering
the threshold required to trigger a recall election.
HCR-1 – Creates the Sanitary Sewer Systems Overflows
Commission to “study and make recommendations on actions
necessary to timely report, reduce, and eliminate sewage
overflows” in Louisiana.
HB38 – Works to improve solvency in Louisiana’s retirement
This session, I will also file legislation that prohibits
drug manufacturers and distributors from price gouging
Louisiana residents with life-threatening illnesses or
chronic diseases. In addition to passing these
legislative initiatives, I will continue to hold the line
on taxes and spending.
As you know, Governor John Bel Edwards is pushing for
higher taxes and more reckless spending. He wants to plug
budget shortfalls with your hard earned dollars instead of
reducing the size and scope of state government.
Rest assured, I will stand firm against his liberal agenda
and stand up for hardworking Louisiana families.
I hope you will stand with me by chipping in $35, $50, or
even $100. Together, we can stop “tax and spend” liberals
in the State Capitol and ensure a bright and promising
future for our state.”
Representative Paul Hollis, Louisiana House of
Representatives, District 104
B. Charles Goodwin Response Letter To Rep. Hollis
The first part of your email I agree with.
But the “tax and spend” folks have been the Republican
Legislators who control spending. The Governor cannot
spend a dime. To blame the deficit on him, rather than the
legislature, is disingenuous at best. Please remember that
Jindal would not even renew the tobacco tax which affects
the cost of health and health care.
Louisiana is among the least taxed in the USA.
Louisiana’s gas taxes have not been increased in decades,
but road and bridge costs have. Our deplorable, unsafe,
and dangerous roads and bridges are the result. Is that
what you want continued?
That said, there is some (emphasis on Some) truth that
revenue is not the problem, rather, spending is (such as
the on-going ridiculous contracts to whomever for
whatever). What have you done to curb this excessive
What have you done to bring Louisiana State employees in
line with other southern states?
Or what have you done to bring Louisiana revenues in line
with other southern states?
Or what have you done to bring Louisiana spending in line
with other southern states?
I’ll be delighted to “chip in” as soon as you indicate that
you understand my points. And answer several of my prior
Thanks for your pre-filed legislation. That’s a start.
Charles Goodwin, Mandeville
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