Welcome to NoPennyRenewal.com!!
NoPennyRenewal theme song.
(Note: Photo courtesy of The Hayride).
This website, the purpose of which is explained in the video below, will place on permanent display those members of the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Louisiana Senate who vote to renew the 1 cent "temporary" sales tax (or any fraction thereof) prior to its natural expiration on July 1, 2018:
Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns explains the purpose of NoPennyRenewal.com.
CLICK HERE for Advocate reporter Tyler Bridges' article referenced in the video.
(CORRECTION: As politely pointed out by Mr. Bridges, reference to him being "at" the breakfast meeting
is incorrect. Instead, he merely reported on what transpired at it).
CLICK HERE to ascertain whom your Louisiana State Representative and Louisiana Senator are if you're not sure. All you have to do is supply the brief requested information. Thereafter, you can request your polling location and also whom your elected officials are. When the list comes up, simply observe your Louisiana State Representative and your Louisiana Senator. Then all you have to do is see if that Representative or that Senator's name and photo appear below as having voted in support of the penny sales tax renewal:
State Representatives voting for renewing 1/4
of the one cent
(Red indicates Representative is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in 2019).
Rep. Mark Abraham, R-Lake Charles,
Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans
Rep. Tony Bacala, R-Prairieville
Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall
Rep. Taylor Barras (House Speaker), R-New Iberia
Rep. John Berthelot, R-Gonzales
Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette
Rep. Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond (Resigned effective no later than March 1, 2018).
Phone: (presently no email pending special election).
Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport
Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge
Rep. Charles Chaney, R-Rayville
Rep. Patrick Connick, R-Marrero
Rep. Michael Danahay, D-Sulphur
Rep. Paula Davis, R-Baton Rouge
Rep. Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice
Rep. Stephen Dwight, SPONSOR OF BILL, R-Lake Charles
Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge
Rep. John E. "Johnny" Guinn, R-Jennings
Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria
Rep. Lowell "Chirs" Hazel, R-Pineville
Rep. Stephanie Hilferty, R-Metairie
Rep. Dorothy Hill, D-Dry Creek
Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monore
Rep. Nancy Landry, R-Lafayette
Rep. Christopher Leopold, R-Belle Chase
Rep. Tanner McGee, R-Houma
Rep. Joseph Marino, I-Gretna
Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro
Rep. Greg Miller, R-NORCO
Rep. Jim Morris, R-Oil City
Rep. Kevin Pearson, R-Slidell
Rep. Stephen Pugh, R-Ponchatoula
Rep. Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales
Rep. Robert Shadoin, R-Ruston
Rep. Joseph Stagni, R-Kenner
Rep. Julie Stokes, R-Kenner
Rep. Major Thibaut, D-New Roads
Rep. Polly Thomas, R-Metairie
Final tally by party affiliation:
TOTAL 38 (there were 67 "no" votes.)
Louisiana State Senators voting for the one cent sales tax renewal:
None because the House measure failed by a lopsided 38 for and 67 against.
House Ways and Means Committee Votes on Raising Your Taxes
During March, 2018 Special Session Called By Louisiana
Gov. John Bel Edwards
(Vote tally graciously supplied by The Hayride).
The bottom line? The more red you see beside a "R," the more inclined that state representative is to believe Louisiana's budget contains no fat! So, Chris Broadwater, Stephen Dwight, and James "Jim" Morris (with a 100% "let's tax the hell out of Louisiana voters" mentality), CLEARLY believe state government is a lean, mean, operating machine!
Meanwhile, Philip DeVillier and Julie Stokes (60% pro-tax stands), clearly believe there is precious little fat in the state budget. While John C. "Jay" Morris (40% pro-tax stand) clearly believes there's not much more fat than DeVillier and Stokes perceive.
Clay Schexnayder and Paula Davis appear to support a tax as long as the funds raised from it are dedicated to TOPS (HB-23). While their support of HB-23 is rooted in a desire not to anger parents of college-age constituents, what these votes do by making such votes is enable the largess such as LSU's "Lazy River" to continue.
Furthermore, wasteful programs like LSU's Interior Design Program continue unabated because the parents of snowflake children are scammed into this program by the use of a sophisticated Ponzi scheme. Specifically, what happens is these unsuspecting kids are led to believe they are "special" because they qualified under the rigorous "portfolio review" system. It's not until they are days away from graduation that the Ponzi scheme is revealed when they're told, "Go to Texas where you MAY be able to find a job because there are none in Louisiana for interior designers."
Finally, through TOPS subsidies, LSU and other major universities have loaded down the payroll with six-figure, administrative, dead-head (political hack) "jobs." The degree to which that has been able to be done is nothing short of astounding, and LSU has exploited this little mechanism to essentially cram these six-figure dead-head "jobs" down taxpayers' throats by using TOPS funding as a mechanism to "fire up the troops" to accomplish their goal of appeasing various politically-connected folk who could not earn even half what they earn at their "jobs" in the private sector!
Major KUDOS to the following REPUBLICAN State Representatives who obviously get that the Louisiana state budget is bloated beyond belief: Dodie Horton, Barry Ivey, and Alan Seabaugh!
Also, thank you, Scott McKay and The Hayride, for enabling us to view with ease our Republican State Representatives' stands on raising taxes as you did in the above well-designed graphic!!