LABI: 3 area legislators ‘perfect’

Several local state legislators have received top honors this week from a Louisiana business advocacy organization.

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry released its 2017 Legislative Scorecard on Monday, recognizing both State Rep. Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, State Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath, and Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, as “Most Valuable Policymakers” for “perfect scores on major legislation that affected the state’s economy,” according to a prepared statement from LABI.

“I think they (LABI) quoted me once before, I said, ‘Louisiana needs a big, flashing sign that says: Back Open for Business,’” Miguez said Tuesday. “We need to make the business environment as friendly as possible. We’ve lost a tremendous amount of jobs in the state — the Acadiana area lost around 20,000 jobs. But I generally believe the economy can come back”…


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