Roger Villere

January 03, 2018 - 3:21 pm
(WWL.com) -- The looming fiscal cliff has party leaders preparing for a series of tense negotiations ahead of a January 19 deadline imposed by Governor John Bel Edwards. That deadline was set with the hope that legislative leaders would have the framework for a deal to address an imminent one...
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January 03, 2018 - 9:17 am
2018 could be a volatile year in Louisiana politics. It’s a somewhat quiet year for elections, but UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the Legislature and Governor John Bel Edwards have a long road facing them after the one cent sales tax falls off the books June 30th,...
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January 03, 2018 - 8:46 am
The looming fiscal cliff has party leaders preparing for a series of tense negotiations ahead of a January 19th deadline imposed by Governor John Bel Edwards. That deadline was set with the hope that legislative leaders would have the framework for a deal to address an imminent one billion dollar...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2017 - 9:25 am
Two years from now, Louisiana voters will likely be gearing up for a gubernatorial runoff election. GOP Chairman Roger Villere says they plan to go after current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in a big away. Villere says Edwards does not share many of the conservative beliefs of Louisiana...
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May 31, 2017 - 6:25 am
(WWL.com) A vote is expected Wednesday in the House to raise the state’s gasoline tax to fund more highway construction projects. State Representative Steve Carter originally called for a 17 cent a gallon hike, but he’s willing to amend it to a 10 cent increase. State Transportation Secretary Shawn...
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May 30, 2017 - 11:27 pm
(WWL.com)- A vote is expected Wednesday in the House to raise the state’s gasoline tax to fund more highway construction projects. State Representative Steve Carter originally called for a 17 cent a gallon hike, but he’s willing to amend it to a 10 cent increase. State Transportation Secretary...
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May 24, 2017 - 11:40 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A Louisiana Republican lawmaker scolded by her party's leaders for supporting a gas tax increase has shot back that the GOP effort to kill the bill is an example of short-sighted party politics that ignores the state's problems. Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, said...
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May 24, 2017 - 6:52 am
(WWL.com) Today lawmakers in the Louisiana House are expected to debate raising the state’s gasoline tax for the first time in 27 years. A proposal by Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter would up the tax by 17 cents a gallon. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana, Barry Erwin says...
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