Deal struck to send bills to House floor for debate

Matt Houston
and Drew White
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE – As the second week of the 17-day special legislative session begins, House committees on Sunday broke a stalemate, at least temporarily, and approved bills that could help the state avoid major budget cuts when $1 billion of temporary taxes expire this summer.

Several Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee voted with Democrats to move some of the bills to the floor, where they are likely to face another contentious debate.

The committee voted 12-5 to move a bill by


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