Constitutional Protections and Constitutional Convention – Why Your Vote is Important!
Posted On November 13, 2019
Author: Gordon McKernan
Please remember to vote! Your family’s constitutional protections may be at stake!
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Your homestead exemption is protected in the current constitution. The repeal of this exemption in a constitutional convention would increase your property taxes.
When asked if he would protect your homestead exemption, Rispone wouldn’t answer and asked, “How am I going to do that”?
Additionally, the funding for all K-12 public schools is protected in the current Louisiana constitution. The K-12 funding includes operations, teachers’ and staff salaries, and retirement. When Bobby Jindal was drastically slashing higher education’s budgets, the constitution prevented him from doing the same with K-12.
Supplemental pay for police and law enforcement is also protected under the current constitution.
Governor John Bel Edwards has said there is no need for a constitutional convention where everything is on the table, and he would never support taking away your family’s homestead exemption. He would also fight to keep funding for K-12 and supplemental pay for police and law enforcement protected in the constitution.
We believe these protections are important to those we represent.
Gordon McKernan graduated with his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he joined McKernan Law Firm and has been practicing law ever since. He is the owner of the firm, and his primary area of practice is representing ‘ordinary people’ who have been injured because of another’s disregard.