Lawmakers head home for weekend after slow start to session

Rep. Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles
Rep. Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Week two of the legislative session ended Thursday without much fanfare.

The full House met for about 10 minutes before calling it a week. Three committees met and quickly wrapped up the week as lawmakers head back home for the weekend.

Wednesday's abortion and Common Core debates were about the only highlights in an otherwise milk-toast start to the session.

"Well, this is a long session," said House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles. "This is typical of a long session. Things start off really slow. There will be plenty of work for the members as time moves on. Next week, we will really start picking up. We'll start hearing more bills on the floor."

The only activity in the Senate was a tour by a group of youngsters learning about how laws are made. Lawmakers from that side of the legislature will also return on Monday.

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