In a recent move within the Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee, Chairman Joel Robideaux (R-Lafayette) used an opinion issued by AG Richard Ieyoub back in 1993 to advance a tax bill by a simple majority rather than a 2/3 vote. The opinion in question pertains to bills that would temporarily end a tax break or erase part of a tax break. However, several of the bills that are being heard pertain to raising of cigarette and gas taxes.
Citizens of Lafayette Parish, of where he is running for Parish President, should be concerned about someone touting themselves as a fiscal conservative who is pushing through billions in tax increases. Additionally, this same man is circumventing the Constitution of the State of Louisiana.