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Representative Wyble End of 2024 Regular Session Newsletter

Friends and Neighbors, 

With the conclusion of the first Regular Legislative Session of 2024, I’m excited to announce some exciting news! The Legislature successfully passed a fiscally responsible and balanced budget, prioritizing educational opportunities for our youth through innovative initiatives such as a public/private partnership model to address critical healthcare workforce shortages. Additionally, the budget includes a renewed teacher stipend, an extension of the fortified roof program, which helps reduce insurance rates, and a reduction in insurance rates for Louisiana Citizens Insurance policy holders. I also secured nearly $200,000 in additional funding earmarked specifically for road improvements throughout Washington Parish.

Connecting our rural communities continues to be of paramount importance as I serve in the Legislature. That’s why I proudly supported HB 608, which expands the use of broadband funding to reach our most rural areas of the state. 

On the crime front, the Legislature enacted bills to strengthen penalties for manufacturing and selling fentanyl, authorized chemical castration for sex offenders, and increased penalties for human trafficking.

Before the conclusion of this legislative session, I passed three bills, all of which have been signed by the Governor, as well as one House Concurrent Resolution and four House Resolutions.

One Washington Parish at the Capitol:

During this legislative session, several distinguished visitors from Washington Parish were warmly welcomed and recognized for their contributions and achievements at the Capitol. Students from the Washington Parish Youth Coalition were acknowledged in the House chamber for their leadership in peer services aimed at combating alcohol and drug abuse, bullying, and suicide. Representing all schools, these students embody the very best of #oneWashingtonParish.

Additionally, my office put together a special tribute to honor the life of Patrick “Coach Pat” King, who significantly impacted the Bowling Green Buccaneers and the broader community through his coaching and youth ministry work. His legacy was honored in remembrance of the profound influence he had, which felt particularly meaningful as the only people the representative knew upon moving to the area were Coach Pat's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mack King.

“The Captain,” Don Spiers, was celebrated for his decades of service to Bogalusa, the Krewe of MCCA, and Louisiana. A House Resolution and a luncheon co-hosted with Senator Beth Mizell marked this recognition, highlighting a great day for #oneWashingtonParish.

Furthermore, Louisiana 4-H state officers were welcomed to the House Agriculture Committee. As a proud 4-H alum and former Extension Agent with the LSU AgCenter, the representative expressed pride in these impressive young adults who are helping to build a better future for Louisiana.

God Bless,

State Representative John Wyble

Mobile: (985) 515-1020

Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development, Civil Law and Procedure, House and Governmental Affairs, House Select Committee on Disaster Recovery

District Office Locations: 

Franklinton Office:

943 Washington Street

Franklinton, LA 70438

Bogalusa Office:

748 Avenue F,

Bogalusa, LA 70427


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