Shame on the Louisiana Legislature
By Erick Posted in Bobby Jindal | Louisiana | State Politics — Comments (10) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
The Louisiana Legislature has held Governor Jindal's reformist agenda hostage.
The legislators, who are only part time legislators, want pay increases from $16,800.00 a year to $50,790.00 and they want an annual increase in their salaries after that -- for their part time job.
Sadly, the legislators have been fairly united. More than two-thirds in each house have told Governor Jindal that they will kill every one of his legislative proposals unless he goes along with this salary increase.
He has no choice but to agree to the ransom.
On the bright side, this is probably a response to Governor Jindal's ethics reforms. Now that the legislators cannot take bribes as easily, they need the extra income.
Nonetheless, it is shameful.
Speaker Jim Tucker's phone number is 225-342-7263. The vote will happen today.
Whether you live in Louisiana or not, you should call the Speaker and tell him how very shameful the legislature's conduct is.