Baton Rouge – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a call for a 17-day special session of the Louisiana Legislature that will begin February 19, 2018 and must end no later than March 7, 2018 to address the more than $1 billion fiscal cliff facing Louisiana on July 1, 2018. The governor’s call includes 17 items that have been discussed as part of his ongoing negotiations with legislative leadership over recent weeks.
“There is a growing consensus among lawmakers that the fiscal cliff can and should be addressed in February, and I agree,” said Gov. Edwards. “This special session will