Business of Politics

Boudreaux named to Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee

Freshman senator now sits on committee set to hear major reforms of the state’s tax structure.

State Sen. Gerald Boudreaux
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District 24 state Sen. Gerald Boudreaux is now serving on the Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs, having been appointed to the post by Senate President John Alario Jr.

The committee is responsible for acting on taxes and revenue measures, as well as the state’s capital construction budget, issuance of bonds and government efficiency. Service on the committee is particularly important now as the Legislature is set to consider major reforms of the state of Louisiana’s tax structure at the regular legislative session.

“We have many fiscal challenges facing us both in the short-term and the long-term, especially with the down turn in the energy economy,” Boudreaux said in a statement. “I look forward to working with my fellow members of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee to find a way to meet those challenges that is fair and equitable to all taxpayers and provides the state the needed revenue to provide necessary services to all of our citizens.”

The 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature begins at noon Monday, April 10, and ends no later than 6 p.m. June 8. This session is focused on specific tax and spending matters as outlined in the state Constitution with limited discussion of other policy proposals.