Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service Rep. Jerome “Dee” Richard of Thibodeaux, an Independent, waited on the House floor Friday while the Republicans and the Democrats caucused privately on a tax bill.

Three Independents in Baton Rouge deal with session antics in their own ways

By Natalie Anderson
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE — When Republicans and Democrats scurried off to their caucus rooms Friday to plot strategy on a controversial tax bill, two legislators stayed at their desks on the House floor, waiting patiently for the action to start again.

The lawmakers — Rep. Jerome “Dee” Richard of Thibodeaux and Rep. Terry Brown of Colfax — are two of the three Independents in the 105-member House, and they are used to being the lonely guys when big fights break out.


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