Jay Morris

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Senate candidates visited the University of Louisiana Monroe on Thursday night for the first of three KEDM political forums.  Jim Fannin, Jay Morris, and Matt Parker spoke with forum moderator Cory Crowe.

The forums are an opportunity for residents, business and community leaders to learn more about the candidates. Forums are broadcast live on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio, KEDM.org and Facebook Live; and archived at KEDM.org. 

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A House bill to establish a rebate for first time home buyers in Louisiana passed the Ways and Means Committee. Baton Rouge Representative Paula Davis told the committee that a lack of cash and college debts are making it nearly impossible for young persons to own a residence in Louisiana.

 

Davis says, "Home ownership is something that we should encourage and promote." 

 

Legislator Series: Rep. Jay Morris

Apr 10, 2015
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KEDM airs pre-session interviews with area legislators this week.  Local lawmakers share their thoughts on what they support in addressing the state's budget, and bills they have filed over district needs and concerns.

Friday: Rep. Jay Morris

Morris Baffled By "Insane" Budget Plan

Mar 10, 2015
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State Representative Jay Morris, R-Monroe, describes the Jindal administration's budget proposal as "insane" in an email sent to supporters.

Administration officials told Republican lawmakers  last week that Jindal will not shrink certain business tax credits, if those items do not meet requirements recommended by Americans For Tax Reform, a taxpayer advocacy group.  Morris  says those guidelines include scaling back tax credit inventory, but not approving a cap for film tax credits.