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Raise Your Voice

Advancing initiatives is more than staking out a position. It means giving voice to stakeholders and empowering community leaders. It means sparking the conversation. It means leading through action. 1A serves as an intelligent, proactive vehicle for realizing the aspirations of the region by helping members, investors, and partners articulate their vision for a better community.

As a region and a state we cannot afford to lose sight of our long-term potential for growth. Our leaders face constant challenges from eliminating budget deficits to building roads and funding higher education. In finding the responsible solution, we believe business needs to contribute effective leadership.

We know achieving our full potential will require a collaborative approach, which is why we value inclusion. We welcome members, investors, and community partners to work with Acadiana’s policy-makers in forging alliances and advancing solutions.

1A Delegation

We work closely with legislators from our nine-parish region to develop responsible solutions to our most pressing challenges. Nearly 30 state legislators represent the 1A nine-parishes at the Capitol.

You have an opportunity to speak and be heard as a member of One Acadiana. Become better educated on issues, track important legislation, and contact your elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels with the resources below.

Each year 1A policy committees, working with local partners, subject matter experts, and elected officials, release a set of high-level legislative priorities intended to convey a simple message and provide flexibility as bills are altered. Below is a link to our priorities for the 2023 Regular Legislative Session:

Public Policy Agenda

In this Public Policy Agenda, we comprehensively outline our positions on policy issues we regard as vital to the success and prosperity of the Acadiana Region, focusing on infrastructure, workforce development, public education, economic development, and urban revitalization and development, with a little “lagniappe” (something extra) for good measure.

Contact

André Breaux
VP, Policy Initiatives & Governmental Affairs
andre@oneacadiana.org
337-408-3674

One Acadiana is changing the way our Legislative Delegation interacts with the regional business community. This level of collaboration is something we’ve never experienced before – I’m excited to be a part of it
REP. STUART BISHOP, DISTRICT 43

OWNER , BALDWIN REDI-MIX

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Legislation Updates

Money Bills Swap Chambers in Week Seven

House legislators moved major bills last week, with the state’s annual budget (HB 1) and capital outlay measures (HB 2) clearing the House and heading to the Senate. Additionally, legislation calling for a limited constitutional convention was reported favorably by...

Legislative Advocacy
Apr 29, 2024

Weather Cuts Week Five Short

Legislators held another abbreviated week at the Capitol, this time due to weather. One top 1A priority, legislation to revamp Louisiana Economic Development, was delayed as a result and is now expected to be heard in Senate Commerce in the coming days. Despite...

Legislative Advocacy
Apr 15, 2024

1A Priority Bills Advance in Week Three

Legislators pulled long hours ahead of the Easter holiday last week, approving multiple 1A priority measures through committee, including bills to provide for universal recognition of occupational licensing, streamline business workforce solutions, and bolster...

Legislative Advocacy
Apr 1, 2024