BATON ROUGE — Gridlock in Louisiana’s special legislative session lifted slightly Thursday, as senators unveiled their plan to rebalance the state’s short-term budget gap and lawmakers in the House began advancing some tax measures needed to make the plan work.

The two sides appeared to remain at odds, however, about the right mix of taxes and cuts to close a shortfall once estimated to top $900 million in the financial year that ends June 30 and to address a $2 billion gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

“We’re beginning to get a little breathing room, but don’t think it’s

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