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Lawmakers choose different paths

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Webster Parish’s state legislators took different paths at the conclusion of the year’s second special session, which provides insight into what may happen during the current third edition.

That overtime meeting ended with some revenue-raising measures adopted in face of an expiring one cent sales tax at the end of the month. But the biggest element to addressing that disappearance, reinstituting a portion of that tax, remained elusive.

Lawmakers considered two measures, a Republican-backed initiative that would retain a third of the cent, and a Democrat-supported one that kept a half. With elimination of some other exclusions as part of these bills,

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