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Louisiana House Republicans Pass "Don't Say Free" Bill

Posted on AllSides April 21st, 2024
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The Louisiana House voted 55-46 this week to ban the use of the word “free” when referring to government benefits, products or services, though similar descriptions such as “provided at no cost” or “complimentary” would still be permissible. “It’s a bill that I’ve nicknamed my ‘Don’t Say Free’ bill,” said Rep. Beryl Amedée, R-Schriever, sponsor of the legislation. “If we’re going to move forward in society and have people not be dependent on the government for everything, then we need to begin to change the vocabulary.” “The use of the...

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