2018 Legislative issues
The first week of the 2018 Legislative Regular Session is over and very few substantive bills have been moved to the House or Senate floor. It is expected that many bills will be heard in committee next week and things will start moving at a faster pace. Louisiana REALTORS® will provide regular updates on items throughout session.
Many aspiring first-time homebuyers find it hard to save for a down payment, especially with young families that are heavily burdened by student debt. The Louisiana First-Time Home Buyer Program would offer the help families need to buy their first home by reimbursing a portion of the first-time homebuyer’s closing costs and down payment and ultimately help boost our economy.
Norman Morris, CEO along with 2018 LR President, Pam Testroet and Director of Legal & Government Affairs, Kim Callaway take a quick minute to discuss why REALTORS® need to ENGAGE and be READY to ACT as the state legislature convenes for a Special Session beginning Monday, February 19 to address the state's $1B budget deficit.