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AMEDEE: SERIES OF SESSIONS, AND STILL A LOOMING DEFICIT

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State Rep. Beryl Amedee, Dist. 51, gave a legislative update to the St. Mary Parish Council Wednesday evening.
Amedee, of Houma, said many sessions this year ended when a “high-ranking official” in the state released (a statement) to the media that said, ‘We just witnessed an epic failure in leadership. The House leadership clearly chose to put party politics ahead of the people’s business, over the needs of the people of Louisiana.’”
Her response to that unnamed official was, “When the revenue estimating conference has been wrong 15 times in the last nine years, when you have mid-year shortfalls year-after-year, when you know that a billion dollar fiscal cliff is coming in just 12 months, if you’re responsible and it’s unrealistic to craft a budget that uses 100 percent of the forecast, that’s not party politics, that’s common sense.”
Amedee said “majority agreement took a little longer than the session would allow” and a special session began 30 minutes later…

 

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