"It was a pleasure to start my week speaking with Representative Tony Bacala to the Southern Louisiana Super Region Committee about the importance of an honest budget and responsible solutions for the fiscal cliff we face. "Read More
Talking criminal justice reform and reinvestment with Rep. Magee at NBC 33 in Baton Rouge.Read More
“Gene Mills, president of the Louisiana Family Forum, perhaps the Pelican State’s most conservative organization, recently honored progressive Democrat and Speaker Pro-Tem Rep. Walt Leger for his longtime commitment to criminal justice reform.”Read More
“…In all earnestness, Leger believes this alliance has the potential to ultimately break through the House’s partisan paralysis over needed tax reforms.
'I do think it can be the beginning of an ongoing working group that can try to continue to build consensus between the parties.’”
Last Thursday, the Governor signed ten new bills into law that were born out of the Justice Reinvestment Task Force. Over the next 10 years, this legislative package will reduce our incarceration rate by 10%, save the state $262 Million in the middle of a budget crisis, and reinvest more than $180 Million back into public safety.Read More