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LABI Releases Legislative Scorecard

July 23, 2019
Originally posted on News Radio 710 KEEL

Shreveport Bossier has some great leaders. That's the message from the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. The new score card is out and President of LABI, Stephen Waguespack says Senator Barrow Peacock is among the all stars in the Senate.

Dodie Horton, Raymond Crews, Thomas Carmody and Alan Seabaugh were top performers in the House from our area.

These are the issues LABI has been tracking: Civil Justice Reform, Education, Employee Relations, Energy, Government Reform, Health Care, Small Business, Tax, Trade, Transportation and Tourism.

Waguespack was critical of Senators Ryan Gatti and John Milkovich for their opposition to tort reform legislation, something LABI has been aggressively pushing.

He was also critical of Governor John Bel Edwards saying he continues to push for higher taxes on businesses which is driving companies out of our state.

Waguespack encourages voters to be laser-focused on the issues that can help expand jobs and the economy when they go to the polls this fall.

Click here to listen to the full interview.