Bill targeting recalled politicians advances
BATON ROUGE - A state Senate committee backed a bill Tuesday that would prevent a public official recalled from office for running for the same office in the following special election.
Senate Bill 208 from Sen. Rick Ward, R-Port Allen, received the backing of the Senate and Government Affairs Committee Tuesday.
Recalled Port Allen mayor Dee Dee Slaughter filed to run for her position again after voters recalled her last year. Her actions in office, including questionable spending and attempts to fire department heads in the city, were the subject of several News 2 investigations.
Sen. Greg Tarver, D-Shreveport, opposed the bill, but didn't get enough votes to kill it. It moves next to the full Senate for debate.