House fails to pass revenue bills amid contention, confusion

Matt Houston
Sarah Gamard
& Katie Gagliano
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE–The House failed to advance any revenue-raising measures to the Senate Wednesday night, and some lawmakers fear the special session might end Thursday and delay resolution of the state‚Äôs budget crisis until June.

The key bill, authored by Rep. Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles, would have extended a quarter of the one-cent added in 2016 to state sales tax until 2021. It failed, 67-38.

Democrats and a number of Republicans voted against the bill, arguing that the bill kicks the can down the


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