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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.


Amphibians or nursing homes? Senator Hewitt's dedicated funds bill passes Senate.

One of the things that makes writing the state budget in Louisiana so difficult every year is the state’s abundance of constitutional and statutory dedicated funds, where specific revenue sources are tied to specific expenditures by the constitution or by law.


Senator Sharon Hewitt