State Rep. Robert Shadoin from Ruston talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the current legislative session, including his position on revenue raising proposals to take care of the state's billion dollar budget shortfall.

In commenting on a statement by Haughton Representative Dodie Horton that the governor-called special session was "a waste of time", Shadoin disagreed, describing himself as "an optimistic person." He also is at odds with Horton over the possibility of keeping a quarter penny of the current penny sales tax (which expires in July). Shadoin, unlike Horton, would favor the rolled-over amount going directly to the state's general fund.

And in reference to proposed revenue raising measures, the Ruston rep says, "No, (Louisianans) aren't under taxed, even though there are only four states in the United States that have an overall lower tax base. So, you can't say we're over taxed by any means."

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