Steve Carter

State Rep. Steve Carter comments on his final day in the Louisiana Legislature, the inauguration of Gov. Edwards and LSU facing Clemson for the national title. Former LSU defensive star Dr. Bo Strange recalls the 1958 championship Tigers closing their perfect season with a 7-0 win over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl. LSU fan Leslie Tassin was present in New Orleans for the champions of 1958, 2003and 2007. He will be in the Superdome tonight.

Senator Dan Claitor and Rep. Steve Carter reflect on three terms in the Legislature as they depart office after 12 years at the Capitol. Carter lost to Franklin Foil by four votes in his quest to represent citizens in District 16, the seat vacated by Claitor. 

State Representative and former LSU Associate Athletic Director Steve Carter comments on his latest push for a road tax and LSU opening the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville against Yale. Advocate Bureau Chief Mark Ballard analyzes the friction between former Board of Regents Chair Richard Lipsey and LSU President King Alexander. Lipsey is calling for the firing of Alexander and LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva. Theologian Serene Jones comments on her prescription for peace in a fractured world.

State Representative Steve Carter on the controversy about the EBR School Board denying a $290,000 per year tax incentive for Exxon Mobil. LSU Manship School Dean Martin Johnson on the contemporary media environment with charges of fake news and media bias and more options for listeners, readers and viewers. Filmmaker Ann de Mare on “The Homestretch,” her production showing at LSU. Radio owner and host Chuck Redden on his parody song about NFL officiating as the Super Bowl looms between the Patriots and Rams.

Baton Rouge Rep. Steve Carter on his final year coming in 2019 as a member of the Louisiana House and how lawmaker will address issues such as transportation during an election year. Congressional candidate Justin DeWitt, the endorsed Democrat in the 6th District, weighs in on his longshot bid to unseat two-term U.S. House member Garret Graves.

State Representative Steve Carter on the prospect for success in the Legislative Special Session opening today with the fiscal cliff hovering in 40 days. Writer Charles deGravelles on his definitive biography about LSU legend Billy Cannon. The school’s only Heisman Trophy winner died Sunday in Baton Rouge at 80.

Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, comments on the collapse of the special session to address the fiscal cliff. Former Louisiana House Member Raymond Jetson of Baton Rouge reflects on budget battles of the past and addresses the call for more gun regulation and dealing with the mental health of young men most often involved in mass shootings. Daniel Erspamer of the Pelican Institute on the role that U.S. Senator John Kennedy is playing in the net neutrality issue that continues in Congress.

Fiscal Myopia: Future Planning? "We Should Do That"

Aug 18, 2017
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Now that we’ve established that many state lawmakers suffer from fiscal myopia, are they doing any envisioning – however fuzzy the view – toward Louisiana’s future? Representative Steve Carter, a Baton Rouge Republican, says it’s not the first time he’s been asked that question.

Fiscal Myopia: Infrastructure

Aug 16, 2017

“I want to say a few words to those who actively worked in opposition to raising the gas tax – ever: this nonsense has hurt the state,” Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter said when withdrawing his gasoline tax bill from consideration this past spring, effectively calling some of his fellow lawmakers shortsighted.

The tax revenue would have helped with the $13-billion backlog of deferred highway and bridge maintenance.

Fiscal Myopia: Missing the Cliff Warning Signs

Aug 15, 2017
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“I see a deficit of just over $1.5-billion, correct? That's the fiscal cliff we keep talking about?” New Orleans Representative Gary Carter asked, as the latest tally of next July's fall off in state revenue was presented to the Joint Budget Committee last week.

Yet despite all the warning signs, some lawmakers don't see the drop as being all that steep.