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Louisiana’s lawmakers won’t quit on tax compromise just yet

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House isn’t giving up yet on reaching a tax agreement to help close a nearly $1 billion budget gap.

A day after lawmakers rejected a major sales tax bill, negotiations in the special session moved from the House floor to desks and side rooms. The House didn’t vote on any proposals Thursday, delaying all consideration of tax measures until Friday.

House Speaker Taylor Barras told lawmakers that he believes “there is some room” for talks to continue. Others appeared skeptical. Barras said Friday’s votes will be the

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