Senator Stine's January Legislative Update
This past November, I was honored to have the voters of District 27 entrust me with representing them in the Louisiana State Senate. Since then, I’ve hit the ground running with the charge the voters sent me to Baton Rouge with — making progress on bringing back real results for SWLA.
FUNDING & INFRASTRUCTURE:
While not being officially sworn in until December 3rd, I got to work well before. Starting in Mid-November, I attended the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, where I received an update on funding processes for state agencies and critical infrastructure projects. We will ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability for our projects in the region and throughout the state in the upcoming session.
In late November, I met with legislative and city leaders to discuss Capital Outlay projects in Calcasieu Parish, twice. In December, I attended the Joint Highway Priority Construction Transportation Meeting, where constituents across our region were able to stress urgency and vitality for specific projects. This January, Sen. Mark Abraham and I wrote to the Commissioner of Administration in support of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District request for funds from the 2022-2023 Capital Outlay Budget. I will continue to work with local, state, and federal officials to ensure we receive the infrastructure funding our community desperately needs.
Before being appointed as a member of the Insurance Committee, I attended the Legislature’s Joint Insurance Committee. Though I was barred from asking questions since I was not sworn in yet, some of my senate colleagues stepped up and asked questions to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon on my behalf regarding the market conduct examinations of five insurance companies that practice in our state. To learn more about what was asked, you can visit https://bit.ly/Joint_Insurance.
THROUGHOUT DISTRICT 27:
These past few months, I heard from citizens at the Redistricting Roadshow stop in Lake Charles. Legislators will be redrawing district maps for the next decade in the upcoming legislative session. It’s vitally important that we continue to get your feedback so our maps can be fair and citizen-driven.
I also attended several community events such as Cycle Life Solutions’ Community Criminal Justice Panel, served Thanksgiving lunch at the Sulphur Senior Center, attended Ellevate Louisiana’s Redistricting meeting, attended LegisGator, met with leaders in the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, met with advocates for insurance reform, attended Just Imagine SWLA Community Forum, and went to a Republican Women of SWLA meeting.
With February’s legislative session quickly approaching, I’m always open to your ideas and feedback. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office if you require assistance or if you have input on important issues. My office is here to help you as much as we possibly can.
As always, I appreciate your continued support and thank you for entrusting me with this responsibility.
Senator Jeremy Stine
Committees: Insurance, Judiciary A, Labor and Industrial Relations, Revenue and Fiscal Affairs, Interim Member, Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay, Interim Member.
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