BATON ROUGE — Spending cuts, account transfers and fee increases for government services will be on the table, but tax hikes will not during a 10-day special legislative session to close a $304 million budget deficit, under parameters issued Friday by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Edwards released his official “call” for the session, which is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13. Time to make decisions will be short. Lawmakers must wrap up work by Feb. 22, a day sooner than originally planned. Edwards said he hoped the session could end early.
No tax bills can be debated as lawmakers