Political News

We support key legislation that affects our business community.
The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber is a non-partisan organization that supports legislation based on the following criteria:

  • Benefits the overall needs of the Terrebonne Parish economy
  • Benefits the business community at large
  • Upholds responsible government and pro-business legislation

  • 2018


    Governor Edwards Letter to President Donald J. Trump & Election Information
    Louisianians for Energy is a grassroots effort to defend Louisiana's oil and gas economy and jobs. Energy is vital to Louisiana, providing family-supporting jobs for generations . . . Read Here
    Louisiana Legislature Third Special Session Final Report
    Our lobbyist, Eric Sunstrom, has put together a report of bills to follow during the Special Session. Click below for his report . . . Read Here
    Updates on the Louisiana Legislature Second Special Session
    When we grow business investment and bring new jobs here, we grow Louisiana. Attracting new projects and investments in our state often relies on our parish and state governments encouraging capital investment and job-creating activities . . . Read Here
    Final Report of the Regular Session from our Lobbyist
    Click below for our lobbyist, Eric Sunstrom's regular session final report as well as the final bill status report . . . Read Here
    Louisiana Department of Health Fiscal Cliff Reductions and Qualifying Information for School Board
    The cuts to health care included in the House-passed appropriations bill (HB 1) totaled more than $1.8 billion, of which more than $537 million is state general fund (SGF) dollars . . . Read Here
    Application Deadline for Recreation District Board 2-3 is Monday, May 7th, at 4 pm!
    The Terrebonne Parish Council is seeking individuals to serve on the new 9 member board for Recreation District 2-3. Anyone interested in serving or nominating an individual to serve on these boards should fill out the application and contact the Council Clerk's Office . . . Read Here
    Recreation Board Openings, School Board Election Qualification Information & More
    The Terrebonne Parish Council is seeking individuals to serve on the boards for Recreation Districts 2-3 and 11. Anyone interested in serving or nominating an individual to serve on these boards should fill out the application and contact the Council Clerk's Office . . . Read Here
    Updates for the first two weeks of the Regular Session are here!
    2018 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session Weekly Report. Click here for our lobbyist's week 1 and 2 reports . . . Read Here
    Louisiana Legislature Regular Session Bills!
    2018 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session Over 1,000 bills have been introduced for the regular session. You can use the links below to learn more . . . Read Here
    Notice to the Public: Vacancies in the Terrebonne Parish & Special Session Wraps Up
    The Terrebonne Parish Council is seeking individuals to serve on various boards, committees, and commissions designed to maintain and improve the quality of life in our community . . . Read Here
    Show Your Support for LouisianaCheckbook.com
    We believe that the best way for government to win back the trust of the people is to shine a little light on how they are spending the people's money... and we hope you do too . . . Read Here
    Special Budget Issue from Chesapeake Group
    On Monday January 22, 2018 Governor Edwards introduced his FY 2018-19 state budget. The Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget meet for about 7 hours questioning Commissioner Darden about the budget and its impact on state services. Governor Edwards was present and answering questions for the first two hours of the meeting . . . Read Here
    PAR Releases New Commentary on Tax Reform
    Dear PAR Members & Friends: The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has released a commentary, Reach for the Best Option: A highly recommended initiative should anchor Louisiana's 2018 tax reform debate. Now is the time to move forward with a Louisiana state income tax reform that truly creates greater simplicity, stability and lower rates. The Governor and the Legislature should work together to support passage of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate or limit the federal tax deduction for state filers while lowering income tax rates. The potential Congressional reform of federal income taxation is all the more reason to move ahead with this state reform. This move is in the best interests of Louisiana taxpayers and the state's fiscal outlook . . . Read Here