Statement from Speaker Schexnayder on 2022 Regular Session

Published 6:28 am Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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BATON ROUGE, LA — House Speaker Clay Schexnayder released the following statement upon adjournment of the 2022 Regular Session…
“While this session came with significant challenges, we finished successfully by balancing the budget and ensuring no one-time money was spent on reoccurring expenses while funding education, healthcare, and critical infrastructure projects.
We placed an emphasis on prioritizing families, taxpayers, and job creators over government expansion to make it easier to start a business and raise a family right here in Louisiana.
We looked at specific infrastructure projects across Louisiana that needed attention and funded significant portions of those projects, including the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge, the Lake Charles Bridge, I-49, rural road and water programs, and broadband development throughout the state.
During this legislative session, we were able to add specific trigger language to Louisiana law that will end abortion in Louisiana pending the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade, as well as passing legislation that protects female athletes in high school and college by requiring only biological females participate in female sports.
We stopped new taxes on business from kicking in by stabilizing the unemployment trust fund, invested in proven technical career training programs, and passed a new school choice program for students falling behind in school or with special needs.
Every year of this term we’ve accomplished what people said could not be done and we’re not done yet.”