‘We need this done now’
State Sen. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monroe, authored Senate Bill 283 and was slated to introduce it to the House Appropriations Committee today at 1 p.m. in Baton Rouge.
“This is it, now the push really begins,” Walsworth said. “I’ll present the bill to the Appropriations Committee and, hopefully, we won’t get too much resistance there, but you never know. But I really think we won’t have too much trouble in committee.
“If there’s a real fight, it’ll be on the floor (of the House of Representatives).”