Bipartisanship is back!

“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.”

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Building Coalitions: Criminal Justice Reform and the Budget

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. 

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