Close, but no Israel in legislature

By Katie Gagliano

Rep. Valarie Hodges’ efforts to prevent the Louisiana Deferred Compensation Plan from investing in companies boycotting Israel were squelched in the House following more than an hour of heated debate when an amendment by Slidell Republican Kevin Pearson stripped mention of Israel and boycotting from the bill, all but gutting it.

Read the story in The Monroe News Star

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