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Last One Out, Shut Off the Lights

September 28, 2023
Guest Column by Sharon Hewitt, Candidate for Governor: LOGA Industry Report Those bumper stickers could be reprinted today as our loved ones once again leave for better opportunities elsewhere. But this […]

Senator Hewitt's bill to improve Foster Promise Program passes legislature

June 8, 2023
By Chris Kinkaid - Bogulusa Daily News BATON ROUGE, LA – Senate Majority Leader Sharon Hewitt’s SB 204, known as the “Foster Promise Award” bill, passed the legislature and has […]

EXCLUSIVE: Senator Sharon Hewitt interview with WWL's Newell Normand

May 31, 2023
by: Lauren Barry and Newell Normand | WWL Republican Louisiana State Sen. Sharon Hewitt, a gubernatorial candidate, joined WWL’s Newell Normand for an exclusive interview about her campaign and plans for […]

House Education Advances Senator Hewitt's SB163 Bill Increasing Math Education in Public Schools

May 24, 2023
By Minden Press-Herald  - May 24, 2023 BATON ROUGE, LA – Senate Majority Leader Sharon Hewitt’s SB163, known as the “Back to Basics in Math Bill”, advanced out of the House Education Committee. […]

Louisiana legislation cracking down on fentanyl labs nears finish line

May 17, 2023
by: Shannon Heckt | BRProud BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – As the fentanyl crisis in the state continues to grow, one of the many bills filed this legislative session looks […]

Senate Passes Hewitt’s Homeowner Insurance Relief Legislation

April 27, 2023
BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Senate voted in favor of Senate Majority Leader Sharon Hewitt’s SB 113, known as the “Fortified Roof” bill. The legislation is aimed at lowering insurance […]

Senate Approves Hewitt Bill Increasing Penalties for Clandestine Labs Manufacturing Fentanyl and Carfentanil

April 26, 2023
BATON ROUGE, LA -The Louisiana Senate passed SB 49, known as the “Clandestine Labs” bill. Senate Majority Leader Sharon  Hewitt’s bill sets higher penalties for those convicted of creating or operating […]

Background on the Remote Access and Transparency Bill - SB201

April 25, 2023
Senate Majority Leader Sharon Hewitt's Louisiana Senate Bill 201 is a comprehensive framework that lays out the requirements for public entities to hold remote meetings via electronic means.

Louisiana bill could establish rules for online public meetings

April 19, 2023
By Victor Skinner | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) — The Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs has approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Sharon Hewitt, a Republican candidate […]

Hewitt Advances Access and Transparency Legislation

April 19, 2023
The Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee today approved SB 201, sponsored by Majority Leader Sharon Hewitt

Senator Sharon Hewitt aiming to crack down on fentanyl manufacturing

March 30, 2023
The drug is responsible for a growing number of overdose deaths, about 93% in St. Tammany Parish. By Paul Murphy | WWL TV ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. — A Northshore […]

Governor candidates focus on future of public education in Louisiana

March 12, 2023
LAKE CHARLES—Three of seven candidates running for the office of governor spoke Thursday morning to Louisiana School Board Association members about their views on public education. A fourth candidate appeared […]

Louisiana's Hewitt promises to shut down coastal litigation

February 28, 2023
Decision puts her at odds with GOP-endorsed gubernatorial foe Landry By Victor Skinner | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) — Louisiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Sen. Sharon Hewitt is […]

State lawmakers approve incentive fund to lure more insurance companies to Louisiana

February 3, 2023
By Jeff Palermo - Louisiana Radio Network State lawmakers have approved legislation that sets up a 45-million dollar incentive fund that will be used to bring more insurance companies to […]

Gubernatorial candidate and Lake Charles native Sharon Hewitt shares her vision

January 24, 2023
By Crystal Stevenson LAKE CHARLES, La (American Press) - Lake Charles native and Barbe High School graduate Sharon Hewitt said she brings a different set of skills to the table […]

State Senator Sharon Hewitt joined federal and local partners to tout a number of the coastal restoration projects

January 23, 2023
by: Raeven Poole - WDSU NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A total of 13 coastal protection projects, all costing a half billion dollars, are underway in St. Bernard Parish, all were funded […]

State Sen. Sharon Hewitt looking to bring 'bold leadership' to governor's seat

January 19, 2023
Former Shell engineer turned state lawmaker hopes to be the 'right candidate" By Alena Noakes ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - A life in politics is not something State Sen. Sharon Hewitt (R-District […]

KNOE Exclusive: One-on-One with Gubernatorial Candidate Sharon Hewitt

January 17, 2023
By Tyler Englander MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Just days after announcing her candidacy for Governor, State Senator Sharon Hewitt (R-01) stopped by the KNOE studios for an exclusive interview. Hewitt […]

Senator Sharon Hewitt joins Newell Normand to discuss her run for governor of Louisiana

January 16, 2023
Senator Sharon Hewitt, Republican District 1, joins Newell to talk about the announcement that she's running for governor of Louisiana. >>CLICK HERE to watch Sharon Hewitt's Governor campaign announcement video. […]

Senator Sharon Hewitt says she’s running for Louisiana governor

January 13, 2023
By Allison Bruhl BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Republican Senator Sharon Hewitt announced Friday she will be running for Louisiana governor. “Politicians have failed our state for decades, saddling us […]

Sharon Hewitt is running for governor. See why the latest entrant to the race is getting in.

January 13, 2023
By Sam Karlin, Staff Writer, NOLA.com, January 13, 2023 — State Sen. Sharon Hewitt, a Slidell Republican, announced Friday she will run for governor, capping a week of highly anticipated […]

Senator Hewitt Honored as Champion of St Tammany Economic Development

September 22, 2022
St Tammany Corporation - Sep 22, 2020 Today, Chris Masingill, St. Tammany Corporation CEO, is pleased to announce an award was presented by the St. Tammany Parish Development District at […]

Senator Hewitt passes ESA school choice bill for struggling readers

May 10, 2022
(Senate Bill 203, by Senator Hewitt, passed the legislature but was vetoed by Governor Edwards). By Victor Skinner - The Center Square (The Center Square) — A bill to create […]

Sharon Hewitt mulling gubernatorial run

April 15, 2022
State Sen. Sharon Hewitt said she probably won’t decide for months whether she’ll run for governor next year. If she does, she could make history: Louisiana has never had a […]

Senator Hewitt passes bill to outlaw mail order abortion pills

March 9, 2022
This bill outlawing mail order abortion pills in Louisiana was passed and signed into law by the Governor and went into effect on August 1, 2022. This article was shortened […]

President Biden Should Work with Louisiana Energy Sector, Not Lead to its Demise

August 1, 2021
BATON ROUGE, La -- President Biden’s moratorium on offshore leasing and his determination to end onshore exploration and production of fossil fuels is a colossal mistake. Production from the Gulf of […]

Senator Hewitt named to Republican national commission on election reform

March 10, 2021
Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt joins a group of leading policymakers as the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) launches the commission to restore public confidence in elections by making it […]

Senator Hewitt Testifies on Capitol Hill

April 3, 2019
Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt testified on Capitol Hill before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.  Having managed major deepwater […]

Senator Sharon Hewitt - Guest Column: 'Raising taxes is the easy way out'

July 2, 2018
Mark Twain famously said, “Never let truth get in the way of a story.” As the Legislature’s most recent special session closed and Gov. John Bel Edwards joined many in […]

In studio with Senator Hewitt: "To me, a cut is when you spend less"

February 7, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA / WGMB) - Governor John Bel Edwards and legislators continue to look for common ground on how to deal with the proposed budget which features about […]

Dan Fagan: Edwards can't explain budget 'cuts,' probably can't 'understand it' for us either

February 6, 2018
Gov. John Bel Edwards has gotten himself into a real pickle in what can only be characterized as a “my dog ate my homework” moment. The governor boldly and proudly […]

Senator Hewitt creates Louisiana STEM initiative

September 9, 2017
Senator Hewitt writes legislation to create Louisiana STEM initiative to push for more science, math and engineering students, especially among women By Will Sentell - The Advocate Louisiana is about […]

EDITORIAL - Kay: A Taxpayer's Thanks to Senator Sharon Hewitt

June 26, 2017
June 26, 2018 by John Kay You may have missed a spat Sunday between state Sen. Sharon Hewitt and Gov. John Bel Edwards, but I think it is worth bringing […]

Senator Sharon Hewitt: It's time for DNR to do its job

November 8, 2016
Guest Column by Senator Sharon Hewitt: The Advocate Louisianans across the state wake up every morning to go to work and do their jobs. Why, then, isn’t the Louisiana Department […]
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