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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: Lawsuits won't save the coast

Guest Column: The Advocate

 

Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously upheld a district court decision to dismiss the very first coastal lawsuit filed in Louisiana. The precedent-setting ruling leaves little doubt that the ongoing battle over coastal litigation is an ill-conceived distraction — an attempt to enrich trial lawyers, and not a legitimate solution for saving our state’s fragile coast.


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.


Senator Sharon Hewitt: It's time for DNR to do its job

Guest Column: The Advocate

Louisianans across the state wake up every morning to go to work and do their jobs. Why, then, isn’t the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources doing its job in Baton Rouge to ensure that our coast and other natural resources are being protected?


Hewitt seeks solutions in Baton Rouge

Before taking her problem-solving skills to the Louisiana Legislature, Senator Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, applied them in her community and household.  She also relied on them as a drilling and workover engineer.


Senator Sharon Hewitt