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The Louisiana Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill Monday that would give drivers the option to choose be in compliance with the 2005 federal REAL ID Act. An anti-terrorism recommendation by the 9/11 Commission, the REAL ID Act is designed to establish minimum standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards in order to prevent anyone from obtaining a fraudulent driver's license. Comment?
As the old adage about lawmaking and saus.age-making makes clear, the work of a legislature is seldom pretty. But even by the standards of political expedience we've come to expect of Louisiana lawmakers, the closing moments of their special session on Wednesday were a maddening meat-grinder of mass confusion, mercenary maneuvering and mediocre leadership. Comment?
Legislation co-authored by state Rep. Frank Hoffmann that would raise a tax on cigarettes by 22 cents headed Monday to Gov. John Bel Edwards for his signature. Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, said the cigarette tax formed part of a strategy to address the state's financial crisis. Comment?
The chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the Legislature's lower chamber has introduced a resolution that would remove the provision in House rules that allows representatives to switch, or correct, their votes. Rep. Gene Reynolds, the caucus chairman from Minden, said the special session that just convened will have too many contentious issues and high-profile votes for this practice to continue. Comment?
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