How diverse is the state legislature?

XGR-Diversity-Breakout

Rep. Patrick Jefferson, D-Homer, said the “slate of leaders (should) mirror what Louisiana looks like. Photo by D.B. Narveson

By Tierra Smith

BATON ROUGE — Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, made fewer leadership appointments for minorities in the state House of Representatives this session compared to last, while Senate President John Alario Jr., R-Westwego, remained consistent with last session with his appointments of color — seven.

Many black legislators say diversity in leadership continues to be an issue.

Read the story in The Shreveport Times