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Senator Hewitt raises concerns about Mississippi's One Lake project and its impact on the Lower Pearl River

Louisiana politicians are digging in their heels as Mississippi pursues plans for a new reservoir on the Pearl River they fear could harm the Bayou State's ecology. During a meeting at the Louisiana capitol on Thursday, the attorney for a Mississippi flood control district tried to allay fears by emphasizing that the "One Lake" proposal is still in its early phases. We will continue to raise objections at every stage, Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, responded.

Senator Sharon Hewitt interview on WGSO Radio: More business, less taxes.

Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt discusses some things we need to do to improve the business environment in our state, and talked about the upcoming STEM Summit she is planning for September 7th.  

Senator Sharon Hewitt - Guest Column: 'Raising taxes is the easy way out'

Mark Twain famously said, “Never let truth get in the way of a story.” As the Legislature’s most recent special session closed and Gov. John Bel Edwards joined many in the Legislature in celebratory high-fives, what was left unsaid is just how much government spending, and the taxes we pay, have gone up.  When I took the podium minutes before the vote was cast to raise your taxes $460 million, I laid out the facts on why I would vote no.

Senator Hewitt discusses budget woes, pledges to fight for constituent values

Local members of the state legislature spoke Thursday to a packed house gathered at Tchefuncta Country Club for what was supposed to be a legislative “wrap-up luncheon” staged by the West St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. But with the budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 yet to be approved, the luncheon was more of a chance for six area legislators, all Republicans, to offer their ideas on compromises and to throw a few darts at Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.

In studio with Senator Hewitt: "To me, a cut is when you spend less"

BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA / WGMB) - Governor John Bel Edwards and legislators continue to look for common ground on how to deal with the proposed budget which features about 600 million dollars in cuts.But some of the republican leadership have questioned whether those cuts are real.  Senator Sharon Hewitt, a Republican from Slidell is one of them.  She sits on the Finance Committee that was presented to the Governor's proposal back in January.  That's when the Senator and the Governor got into a terse exchange. Governor Edwards told Hewitt that he can explain it to her, but that he couldn't understand it for her, to which she responded "That's insulting."   

Letter: Let's look for solutions, not lawsuits

The new year is a time to reflect on the past and resolve to make positive change in the future. As I reflect on an issue that is of utmost importance to many coastal communities — coastal restoration — I am somewhat saddened that the primary solution offered by our state leadership has been to encourage lawyers to file hasty and ill-conceived lawsuits in hopes of a big, quick payday and a potential fill for some budget holes.

Louisiana State Nurses Association: An Interview with Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt

The Pelican News: An Interview with Senator Sharon Hewitt   District 1 Senator Sharon Hewitt came to the Louisiana State Senate as a recognized civic and community leader with decades of volunteer service to area children and families. The Lake Charles native and long-time resident of Slidell holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from LSU. As an engineering executive, Senator Hewitt managed major deep-water assets in the Gulf of Mexico for Shell and earned a reputation as a passionate, committed problem solver.

Senator Sharon Hewitt delivers keynote address to Bossier Chamber's Education & Innovation Luncheon: Inspiring Women in STEM

Education & Innovation Luncheon: Senator Sharon Hewitt encourages female STEM students   Louisiana Senator Sharon Hewitt highlights Education & Innovation event For the second year, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce hosted the Education & Innovation Luncheon: Inspiring Women in Stem, sponsored by Bossier Parish Community College along with Barksdale Federal Credit Union, Benteler Steel/Tube, Cyber Innovation Center, Forte and Tablada, and Northwestern State University. This luncheon, highlighted STEM education as well as the STEM job sector — an industry expected to grow faster than other occupations in the next decade but one which is lacking in female representation.

EDITORIAL - Kay: A Taxpayer's Thanks to Senator Sharon Hewitt

You may have missed a spat Sunday between state Sen. Sharon Hewitt and Gov. John Bel Edwards, but I think it is worth bringing it to your attention, along with a fact check of some of Gov. Edwards’ claims. Shortly before the Senate voted for the sales tax increase, Sen. Hewitt went to the floor to give a speech about the burden the state is placing on what she called “the everyday taxpayer.” Sen. Hewitt pointed out that in addition to the $466 million sales tax increase that the everyday taxpayer is receiving, we are also paying another $346 million in state income tax increases because of how Louisiana’s tax law interacts with federal tax reform.

Senator Sharon Hewitt gives inspiring message as guest speaker for Texas Republican Women's group

Conroe NewsMembers of the North Shore Republican Women's Club crowded the November general membership meeting held at the Bentwater Yacht Club in Montgomery, Texas to listen to a very inspiring presentation from Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt. Guests were enthralled by her stories of growing up in a testosterone-filled environment as a newly hired engineer on an offshore oil platform, to her family and community leadership, and to her most important role to date, being a freshman State Senator from Louisiana.

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