Lawmakers squabble over sales, income taxes Wednesday

Tryfon Boukouvidis
and Drew White
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE – Another day, another standstill in the Louisiana Legislature as a potential compromise on tax issues between Democrats and Republicans dissolved in the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday morning, leading to the deferral of more than half of the proposed bills.

A solution to the state’s fiscal crisis seemed more possible early in the day than in the four previous special sessions over the last two years when members of the Legislative Black Caucus and Republican leaders talked about a possible deal.

But hurdles


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