Legislative Advocacy

Legislative Priorities

Each year, 1A works with our investors, local partners, subject matter experts, and elected officials, to develop a set of high-level legislative priorities intended to convey a simple message on behalf of Acadiana’s business community. Below is a link to our priorities for the 2023 Regular Legislative Session:


Legislative Session Recap

Following the adjournment of the 2024 Regular Session on June 3, 1A released our annual written recap on the Legislature’s progress on key 1A priority issues:

  • Economic competitiveness
  • Talent development
  • Infrastructure investment

We also released a three-part video series with highlight reels on each of the above issue areas.


Public Policy Agenda

1A’s Public Policy Agenda comprehensively outlines our positions on policy issues we regard as vital to the success and prosperity of the Acadiana region, focusing on economic development, workforce & education, infrastructure, and urban revitalization & development, with a little “lagniappe” (something extra) for good measure.


1A Region State Legislators

We work closely with legislators from our nine-parish region to develop responsible solutions to our most pressing challenges. We are grateful to the 24 legislators who serve the 1A region for their tireless service and leadership on behalf of Acadiana.


André Breaux
VP, Policy Initiatives & Governmental Affairs

Keely McGibboney

Director, Policy Initiatives & Governmental Affairs

Legislative Session Updates

Countdown to Sine Die

Legislators did not end up adjourning the 2024 Regular Session early as some rumors had suggested, but they did get a lot of bills ticked off their checklists as they pulled long hours last week in preparation for Sine Die today. House and Senate lawmakers went...

Legislative Advocacy
Jun 3, 2024

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