BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana House reversed course Sunday and agreed to raise alcohol taxes to help bail out the state budget, edging closer to filling a massive shortfall but still short enough money to avoid steep reductions to public colleges and health care services.

Efforts by House Republicans to balance the rest of the budget with a sales tax higher than the 1 percent increase already backed by the House and Senate ran into opposition, meanwhile, from Gov. John Bel Edwards. The Democratic governor said he wouldn’t support a larger sales tax on consumers, without more “shared sacrifice” from businesses.

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