Rep Seabaugh: ‘Special Session Was a Waste of Money’ [VIDEO]
State Rep. Alan Seabaugh talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright about the final days of the special legislative session called by Governor John Bel Edwards, and whether attempts by a majority of House Democrats - and some Republicans - to raise taxes have all been defeated.
Republican Seabaugh also tells KEEL listeners that "the special session was a boondoggle' and a waste of taxpayers money, adding that the Governor "is already playing 'the Twitter game,' and "says the House Republican leadership did not negotiate in good faith." The Shreveport rep disputes that notion saying, "that's just not true. We gave them every single thing they asked for and they still voted no."
Seabaugh also accuses Edwards of being duplicitous with the people of Louisiana, saying, "he promised for nine months that he wouldn't call a special session unless there was an agreement ahead of time" to solve the state's budget shortfall. "So, if anybody wasted the state's money and our time," he continued, "It was the Governor who called a needless special session."