Top Law Makers Reflect On Session At Luncheon

- MONROE -  The Monroe Chamber of Commerce invited several area law makers to an annual luncheon at the Monroe Civic Center, Tuesday.

State Senators and Representatives spoke to chamber members about the ups and downs of the 2014 General Legislative Session.  

Senator Mike Walsworth, and Representative Jay Morris both commended each house for working together to represent North Louisiana residents, and keep ''bad'' legislation from gaining momentum. 

Morris says although he didn't support the final version of this year's budget, he says Washington, D.C. can learn a thing or two about compromise. 

Senator Francis Thompson, says he didn't support the Governor's decision on Medicaid Expansion.  He says in order to provide quality health care, the state needs to generate more revenue.  Thompson says the way to raise revenue is to get people back to work.  That means spending more money in the budget on higher education and career training. 

"We need to get those 1/3rd of the population back to work, we need to get them into the job market. The Only way we're gonna do that is give to them certification and training and find them jobs," said Thompson.

Law makers say they voted on more than 2,000 bills in committees.  

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