Congressman Garret Graves expresses preference for more “regional approach” to traffic woes rather than EBRP-solo tax proposal advanced by EBRP Mayor Sharon Weston Broome.

U. S. Congressman Garret Graves, R-LA.

In an appearance before the Baton Rouge Press Club of Monday, July 2, 2018, U. S. Congressman Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, expressed a preference for a more “regional approach” to Baton Rouge area traffic problems rather than any parish-exclusive tax such as that being proposed by EBRP Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome for the November election.


Let’s break down much of what Congressman Graves had to say by topic:


Congressman Graves on:

EBRP and surrounding traffic woes and Mayor Broome’s half-cent sales tax proposal.

Current projects underway (most notably the Washington St. Exit) to help alleviate traffic bottlenecks for motorists traveling through Baton Rouge.

Fundamental reforms to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, to include its gradual breakout from the U. S. Defense Department and the impact of that on Louisiana projects.

Flood insurance.

SNAP (i.e. food stamp) reform.

Impact of trade tariffs on Louisiana’s ports.

Poking a little good-natured fun at former four-term Louisiana Governor Edwin Washington Edwards and also causing every attendee’s breath to pause as he made an announcement concerning himself about the Louisiana Governor’s race next year.

CLICK HERE for Congressman Graves’ presentation in its entirety.

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