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 protected]
Rep. Tony Bacala, R-Prairieville, District 59, Phone: (225) 677-8020 [email protected]
Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall, District 7, Phone: (318) 925-9588 [email protected]
Rep. Taylor Barras (House Speaker), R-New Iberia, District 48, Phone: (337) 373-4051 [email protected]
Rep. Terry Brown, I-Colfax, District 22 Phone: (855) 261-6566 [email protected]
Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, District 68, Phone: (225) 362-5305 [email protected]
Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette, District 45, Phone: (337) 262-2400 [email protected]
Rep. Paula Davis, R-Baton Rouge, District 69, Phone: (225) 362-5301 [email protected]
Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, District 70, Phone: (225) 342-6777 [email protected]
Rep. John E. “Johnny” Guinn, R-Jennings, District 37, Phone: (337) 824-0376 [email protected]
Rep. Kenneth Havard, R-Jackson, District 62, Phone: (225) 634-7470 [email protected]
Rep. Lowell “Chirs” Hazel, R-Pineville, District 27, Phone: (318) 767-6082 [email protected]
Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monore, District 15, Phone: (318) 362-4130 [email protected]
Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Central, District 65, Phone: (225) 261-5739 [email protected]
Rep. Christopher Leopold, R-Belle Chase, District 105, Phone: (504) 393-5649 [email protected]
Rep. Joseph Marino, I-Gretna, District 85, Phone: (504) 361-6013 [email protected]
Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro, District 13, Phone: (318) 259-4275 [email protected]
Rep. Jim Morris, R-Oil City, District 1, Phone: (318) 995-6852 [email protected]
Rep. Nicholas Muscarello, R-Hammond, District 86, Phone: 985-974-0009 [email protected]
Rep. J. Rogers Pope, R-Denahm Springs, District 71, Phone: (225) 667-3588 [email protected]
Rep. Jerome Richard, I-Thibodaux, District 55, Phone: (985) 447-0999 [email protected]
Rep. Joseph Stagni, R-Kenner, District 92, Phone: (504) 465-3479 [email protected]
Rep. Jerome Zeringue, R-Houma, SPONSOR OF BILL, District 52,
Phone: (985) 876-8823 [email protected]
Sound Off Louisiana’s SECOND Corresponding DEMOCRATIC WALL OF PRAISE):
Rep. Gary Carter, D-New Orleans, District 102, Phone: (504) 361-6600 [email protected]
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