Rep. Jerome Zeringue, R-Houma.
Today’s Sound Off Louisiana feature entails our issuance of the second edition of the Republican Wall of Shame (RWS), which is comprised of 20 Republicans (and three independents) who voted in favor of Rep. Jerome Zeringue (R-Houma)’s HB-687, labeled as a “licensing fee restructuring,” by Zeringue for hunting and fishing licenses but which, as evidenced in the following 8-minute video highlight of House Floor debate yesterday, Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath) struggled to get Zeringue to admit is a “fee increase.”:
RWS: Edition 2. Highlights of House Floor Debate on HB-687.
We at Sound Off Louisiana have been contacted by several individuals with close ties to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. What we have been told is that it is an agency which has historically had “little or no accountability,” and that, consequently, employee abuses, “have been rampant to include personal use of Department assets, sales of those assets by individuals who kept the proceeds themselves,” and much more! Of course, some of these happenings have been cited by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera.
We were also informed that Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street conducted an “extensive investigation into impropriates” at the Department; however, we were also informed that Gov. John Bel Edwards HIMSELF insisted that Street’s investigation cease! That prompted one individual with extensive knowledge of the Department’s historical operations to state that, in his firm opinion, “Stephen Street should be charged with obstruction of justice.” Of course, as we at Sound Off Louisiana have extensively exposed in past features, Street is nothing more than a historically-financially-struggling lackey of any sitting governor who has no difficulty whatsoever finding ways to “close the OIG investigative files” on rampant governmental abuses by state agencies while aggressively pursuing whistleblowers upon receiving the command to do so by a sitting governor.
Against the backdrop of all that’s relayed above, we now provide our subscribers (at members’ requests) with Sound Off Louisiana’s Second Republican Wall of Shame (as well as one entry on the corresponding Democratic “Wall of Praise”):
(Red indicates Representative is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in 2019).
Rep. Mark Abraham, R-Lake Charles, District 36, Phone: (337) 475-3016 email@example.com
Rep. Tony Bacala, R-Prairieville, District 59, Phone: (225) 677-8020 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall, District 7, Phone: (318) 925-9588 email@example.com
Rep. Taylor Barras (House Speaker), R-New Iberia, District 48, Phone: (337) 373-4051 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Terry Brown, I-Colfax, District 22 Phone: (855) 261-6566 email@example.com
Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, District 68, Phone: (225) 362-5305 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette, District 45, Phone: (337) 262-2400 email@example.com
Rep. Paula Davis, R-Baton Rouge, District 69, Phone: (225) 362-5301 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, District 70, Phone: (225) 342-6777 email@example.com
Rep. John E. “Johnny” Guinn, R-Jennings, District 37, Phone: (337) 824-0376 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Kenneth Havard, R-Jackson, District 62, Phone: (225) 634-7470 email@example.com
Rep. Lowell “Chirs” Hazel, R-Pineville, District 27, Phone: (318) 767-6082 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monore, District 15, Phone: (318) 362-4130 email@example.com
Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Central, District 65, Phone: (225) 261-5739 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Christopher Leopold, R-Belle Chase, District 105, Phone: (504) 393-5649 email@example.com
Rep. Joseph Marino, I-Gretna, District 85, Phone: (504) 361-6013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro, District 13, Phone: (318) 259-4275 email@example.com
Rep. Jim Morris, R-Oil City, District 1, Phone: (318) 995-6852 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Nicholas Muscarello, R-Hammond, District 86, Phone: 985-974-0009 email@example.com
Rep. J. Rogers Pope, R-Denahm Springs, District 71, Phone: (225) 667-3588 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Jerome Richard, I-Thibodaux, District 55, Phone: (985) 447-0999 email@example.com
Rep. Joseph Stagni, R-Kenner, District 92, Phone: (504) 465-3479 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Jerome Zeringue, R-Houma, SPONSOR OF BILL, District 52,
Phone: (985) 876-8823 email@example.com
Sound Off Louisiana’s SECOND Corresponding DEMOCRATIC WALL OF PRAISE):
Rep. Gary Carter, D-New Orleans, District 102, Phone: (504) 361-6600 firstname.lastname@example.org
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