Thursday, May 5, 2011

Citizen lobbyists say they want better choices

LFT President Steve Monaghan speaks to hundreds of citizen lobbyists at the Better Choices for a Better Louisiana day at the legislature on May 4.

Hundreds of citizen lobbyists, representing the diverse Better Choices for a Better Louisiana coalition, met at the capitol on May 4.The coalition is urging lawmakers and Gov. Jindal to pass a budget that does not rely solely on cuts to important services to achieve balance.

The coalition wants lawmakers to look at the state's $7.1 billion in various tax loopholes and incentives, as well as new revenues from "sin taxes" such as tobacco, alcohol and gaming.

Hammond Daily Star reporter Heidi Rogers Kinchen covered the lobby day for this story.

Please click here to view LFT's Facebook photo album of the rally; to read the BCBL legislative agenda, please click here.

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