Louisiana Family Forum issues annual legislative scorecards
http://www.bestofneworleans.com/imag...erson__tms.jpg The Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), the self-described ?family values? organization that holds major sway over lawmakers in heavily conservative parishes, has released its annual legislative scorecard, which it calls a ?Family Security Advisory.?
On the Senate side, 12 lawmakers scored a perfect 100 percent, earning the title ?Outstanding Family Advocate.? Five were from the New Orleans metro area: Sens. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie; A.G. Crowe, R-Slidell; Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville; Danny Martiny, R-Metairie; and David Heitmeier, D-New Orleans.
Two local state senators ? Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, and Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, scored low enough to earn the designation ?Hostile.?
It was much the same in the House, where the local 100-percenters included Reps. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie; Paul Hollis, R-Covington; Kevin Pearson, R-Slidell; John Schroder, R-Covington; Tim Burns, R-Mandeville; Greg Cromer, R-Slidell; and Raymond Garofalo, R-Chalmette.? [ Read more ]
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