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Session update: Rep. Kenneth Havard

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BATON ROUGE- There are less than four weeks left in the legislative session and lawmakers are still trying to fill the budget gap. This morning Representative Kenneth Havard stopped by 2une in to give News 2's Kylie Dixon an update on what lawmakers have been discussing so far.

"There was a group of us a few years back that they labeled the ‘fiscal hogs,' so we've been working over the past several years to try and come up with some structural changes to the budget that will fix it long-term," said Havard. "I think we've made some changes and some moves forward in the past, and I think you'll see that we've got a handle on it in the future."

Havard says he believes lawmakers need to get back to the basic problems that are facing Louisiana. He believes the large problems like education and health care should be tackled before people start arguing about their own bills.

Governor Jindal issued an executive order on Tuesday to turn the religious objections bill into a law. Havard says he believes executive issues should be reserved for emergency situations.

"He's very critical of President Obama on his executive orders, and here we are at the state level doing the same thing," said Havard. "It's kind of the pot calling the kettle black."

If you're interested in reaching out to Representative Havard you can email him at khavard@la.gov.

 

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