One day after Rep. Neil Abramson’s constitutional convention legislation failed in the state House by a 52-47 vote, an organization involved with the effort released a statement saying it would work to have a similar bill introduced in the approaching special session that convenes Tuesday, May 22. Lane Grigsby, the founder of Constitutional Coalition 2020, said momentum continues to build. “As we sit on the eve of the sixth special legislative session in only two years,” he said, “we must consider this opportunity to develop real solutions to our state’s budget woes.”
An organization backed by more than 30 community and business groups was rallying to have a constitutional convention convened by 2020, just one day after a bill that would have done as much died in the House.
A bill that would have made Louisiana the 46th state to regulate ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft was put on hold by Senate Judiciary Commission A today to carve out time for more discussion.
A bill that would create statewide rules for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft was shelved in a Senate committee here Tuesday, likely killing it for the second straight year.
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