Local lawmakers giving residents the floor at legislative update

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Local lawmakers are giving folks a chance to voice their concerns about issues in the state and Northeast region.

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Representatives Marcus Hunter, Katrina Jackson, and Francis Thompson are hosting a legislative update to discuss education, healthcare, prison reform, and tax breaks for small business owners.

They also plan to discuss the state's budget, which was passed last month.
According to Senator Mike Walsorth, this year's budget isn't going to hurt Northeast Louisiana too badly.

He says rural hospitals, TOPS, and all three universities were fully funded, but says the state is headed for a "fiscal cliff" next year. He says the state will likely lose $1 billion dollars, which is generated from a one penny sales tax.

Everyone is welcome to attend the discussion at Emily P. Robinson Community Center on Thursday, July 6th at 6 p.m.

Call 318-387-0638 for more information.