Budget and Tax Debate at Reagan Luncheon Tuesday

Budget and Tax Debate at Reagan Luncheon Tuesday

Key Participants in Legislative Debate of State Budget and Taxes to Speak — As the Louisiana Legislature’s debate on the state budget and possible tax increases comes to a head, three key House members will discuss the state’s options this Tuesday, June 9 at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon.

Speakers will be Rep. Joel Robideaux, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and author of the SAVE plan; Rep. Lance Harris, chairman of the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, and Rep. Cameron Henry, who has obtained signatures of 85 House members pledging to override a possible gubernatorial veto of the state budget.

The event will be held at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Hwy. The reception begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at 12 noon.

Two Baton Rouge state senators who serve on the Senate Finance Committee — Sen. Dan Claitor and Sen. Bodi White — will come if their schedule permits, but as of now the Senate is supposed to work through lunch on Tuesday.

The current fiscal session of the Louisiana Legislature has been mired in a sometimes bitter debate over the budget and taxes. The session will adjourn Thursday.

The Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon, which is held on the second Tuesday of each month, is sponsored by the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish.

The event is open to registered Republicans, invited guests, and members of the news media. The audience and the media will have the opportunity to ask questions of the legislators. Lunch is $17, payable to the restaurant, and is complimentary for members of the media.

For further information, go to www.CapitalRepublican.com or contact East Baton Rouge Parish Republican chairman Woody Jenkins at woodyjenkins@hotmail.com.

Photo: Rep. Joel Robideaux (R-Lafayette), chairman, House Ways and Means Committee, the tax writing committee

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