Following a historic election season, the 2020 Legislature takes office with 65 new members. Many new legislators campaigned on issues of importance to the Louisiana business community, including lowering auto insurance rates, simplifying the tax code, and growing a skilled workforce. LABI looks forward to working with elected officials this year to strengthen our economy and promote opportunity Louisiana.
In 2020, LABI will urge the Governor and Legislature to prioritize major initiatives to grow Louisiana's economy and create jobs, specifically:
- Improve the legal system to level the playing field, lower the nation's highest auto insurance rates, and be more competitive with other states;
- Simplify and modernize the tax code to incentivize private-sector investment; and
- Overhaul the state's workforce development system to better prepare students and adults for high-wage, high-demand jobs.
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Louisiana legislative regular session will convene at noon on Monday, March 9, 2020. Final adjournment will take place no later than 6 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020.
We encourage LABI members to join us at the Capitol to weigh in during hearings throughout the session. Please contact LABI's Jim Patterson at email@example.com for more information on how you can offer testimony.