Our speaker for today was Louisiana Representative Nicholas Lorusso. 

In October 2011, Nick was re-elected for a second four-year term and was appointed by the Speaker of the House as the Chairman of the Special Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs and Vice-Chairman of the Retirement committee.  Nick currently serves on the Appropriations, Insurance and Retirement committees.  He has also served on the Civil Law & Procedure, Criminal Justice, Judiciary, House & Governmental Affairs and Ways & Means Affairs committees.  He was also appointed as a member of the Governor’s Military Advisory Committee and the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission.    In 2012, he received the Legislator of the Year award from the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police.

Representative Lorusso gave us an update on the recent ruling by a Baton Rouge judge on the private tuition voucher program being unconstitutional and also on the upcoming Fiscal Cliff.