WEST MONROE, LA. (KTVE/KARD)– Louisiana lawmakers are making their way to Baton Rouge to begin their 30-day Special Session.
State Representative, Patrick Jefferson, said they will hammer out dozens, if not hundreds, of bills for the next 30 days.
“This is a unique time in our history,” Jefferson said. “I’m hopeful that we will put aside politics and division and that we will see that we are indeed better together.”
Jefferson said among the 70 items, Hurricane Laura recovery efforts, the ongoing issues with coronavirus and how it relates to the economy, and the state’s unemployment trust fund are at the forefront of the agenda.
“Athletics, education, health,” Jefferson said. “There will be some contentions as it relates to business and the average citizen to see what we can do to help as we are still in the midst of this pandemic.”
A number of house lawmakers also want to