Rep. Lance Harris, sponsor HB-27 , which would raise Louisiana’s sales tax by 1/3 cent and “clean” two cents of existing sales taxes and thereby raise approximately $380 million, or $40,000 PER HOUR from taxpayers!
On Monday, May 28, 2018, 76 members of the Louisiana House of Representatives, including 11 who had “Damascus Road Experiences” and voted for the first time (out of four opportunities in 2018) to increase Louisiana’s sales taxes effective July 1, 2018. The amount of that increase, using the sponsor of HB-27, Rep. Lance Harris’, own numbers? Just north of $40,000 per hour!!
A brief lead-up to the vote, some brief commentary by Rep. Harris entailing “Facebook posters” whom he seems to infer need to be “ignored ” as “noise” so that the important people, state lawmakers, can “stay focused on the main thing” are depicted in the following brief video clip
(Editor’s Note: for those who have asked, an individual close to Rep. Harris has indicated that his commentary depicted in the video below was not directed at our Sunday post. Rather, it was directed at some folk who apparently engaged in vicious name-calling directed at Rep. Harris personally. We feel it was a mistake for Rep. Harris to dignify such actions by addressing them on the House floor, but given the number of inquiries we got, we also wanted to make it clear that he’s indicated his commentary was NOT directed at us from the 5/27/18 post.)
Brief video of lead-up to and actual vote by Louisiana House on 5/28/18 on HB-27. Support Link:
No Penny Renewal (FULLY updated with Representatives who voted “yes” on 5/28 highlighted in yellow).
Itemization of Louisiana Representatives having a “Damascus Road Experience” and voting For HB-27 for the FIRST time (out of four opportunities):
(Red = Representative is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in 2019).
Rep. Joseph Bouie, Jr., D-New Orleans
Phone: (504) 285-1033 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Barbara Carpenter D-Baton Rouge
Phone: (225) 771-5674 email@example.com
Rep. Royce Duplesis D-New Orleans
Phone: (504) 568-2740 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. A. B. Franklin D-Lake Charles
Phone: (337) 491-2320 email@example.com
Rep. Jimmy Harris, D-New Orleans
Phone: (504) 243-1960 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Kenny Havard, R-Jackson
Phone: (225) 634-7470 email@example.com
Rep. Terry Landry, Sr., D-New Iberia
Phone: (337) 373-9380 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Walt Leger, III D-New Orleans
Phone: (504) 556-9970 email@example.com
Rep. Dustin Miller D-Opelousas
Phone: (337) 943-2900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Vincent Pierre D-Lafayette
Phone: (337) 262-2330 email@example.com
Rep. Patricia Smith D-Baton Rouge
Phone: (225) 342-7106 firstname.lastname@example.org
Final tally by party affiliation:
February 28, 2018 vote:
TOTAL 38 (there were 67 “no” votes.)
March 4, 2018 vote:
TOTAL 33 (there were 70 “no” votes.)
May 25, 2018 vote:
TOTAL 64 (there were 38 “no” votes.)
May 28, 2018 vote:
TOTAL 76 (there were 28 “no votes.”)
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