On Thursday, eight brave Republican members of the Louisiana House of Representatives voted for the Paycheck Protection Bill and successfully passed this vital legislation out of committee. This legislation, HB 418 by Rep. Stuart Bishop, prevents the state government from automatically withholding union dues from the paychecks of government employees.
"We are witnessing a complete collapse of the Democrat Party in this state," said LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere. "Republicans swept three of the four House seats this evening. Democrat voters outnumber Republicans by a 2-to-1 margin in District 49, yet the Democrat Party failed to even qualify a candidate to run," he said.