Senator Sharon Hewitt Awarded National Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council
Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt was awarded National Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) at the 2018 States & Nation Policy Summit in Washington, DC.
“I’m very humbled and honored to be selected as Legislator of the Year by ALEC,” said Senator Hewitt. “ALEC has been a tremendous resource for me. Their nationally-recognized experts have provided me with data and best practices that have been useful in formulating policies in my state. “
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.
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.
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.
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.