Home State Legislature ‘Last ditch effort’ begins at 4 p.m.

‘Last ditch effort’ begins at 4 p.m.

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MELINDA DESLATTE
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With time running out before hundreds of millions in cuts take hold, Louisiana lawmakers take one more stab at raising money for next year’s budget, returning Monday for their fourth legislative session this year.

Gov. John Bel Edwards called the House and Senate back to Baton Rouge for their 10th legislative session since the term began in 2016, with frustration mounting that the “fiscal cliff” is only two weeks away and attempts to reach a deal have repeatedly cratered. He’s asking lawmakers to renew part of a temporary 1 percent state sales tax whose

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