Any talk of a tax increase should get residents of Louisiana riled up. That’s why people around our state should be up in arms this coming week.
Rather than solving the state’s budget crisis by cutting spending, politicians in Baton Rouge are once again considering raising taxes to pay for more government waste and out-of-control spending.
The House Ways and Means Committee will consider five different bills next week to raise the tax on tobacco products.
Tax increases have consequences. As small business owners around the state will attest, they work hard to create jobs. And their customers work hard to provide for their families. Our state government is making both of these things harder every day by taxing residents of our state to death.
If we don’t stand up to a tax and spend culture, our state will fall further behind. We need legislators to stand up and say enough is enough.
You can join the fight against an increase in taxes. It just takes a minute to make your voice heard today at Louisianians Against Tobacco Taxes.
Our state deserves better than a state government with an out-of-control spending problem.
We are getting word from Baton Rouge that lawmakers may attempt similar legislation to today's defeated tax increase.
Again, Louisiana lawmakers may still hike taxes on tobacco.
WE MUST KEEP FIGHTING! Contact your lawmaker again today: www.laatt.org
Together, we are Louisianians Against Tobacco Taxes, and together, we can KEEP FIGHTING TAXES!
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"See Something, Say Something" Act
SB24: Provides limitation of liability for good faith reporting of suspicious activity or behavior
Recently, Louisiana State Senator Mack “Bodi” White, Jr. introduced a very important – and common-sense – piece of legislation, SB 24, the “See Something, Say Something” Act. The legislation, very simply, provides limited liability for someone who, in good faith, reports suspicious activity or behavior. Especially considering the horrific terrorist attack in Boston earlier this week, Americans need to know that if they in good faith report suspicious activity to appropriate law enforcement personnel, they won’t be subject to frivolous law suits. Read more and act now....
Authored by Representatives Jim Morris and Brett Geymann
Provides that any federal law which attempts to ban a semiautomatic firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state is unenforceable
Any federal law, rule, regulation or executive order adopted or enacted on or after January 1, 2013 shall be unenforceable within the borders of the state of Louisiana if the law, rule, regulation or executive order attempts to do any of the following:
1. Ban or restrict the ownership of a semi-automatic firearm or any magazine of a firearm as defined by federal law.
2. Require that any firearm, magazine or other firearm accessory to be registered in any manner.
A. It shall be unlawful for any official, agent, or employee of the United States Government to enforce or attempt to enforce a federal law, rule, regulation, or executive order as prohibited in R.S. 40:1823.
B. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than two years, or both.
The office of the Attorney General of the State of Louisiana shall defend any Louisiana citizen who is charged with possession or ownership of a firearm in violation of any federal law, rule, regulation, or executive order prohibited in R.S. 40:1823.
Here's how you can help: Contact your State Representative and Senator and ask them to support this legislation.
Session begins April 8, 2013.
Thank you to the SWLA Tea Party for working so hard toward this goal and providing this information