State revenue shortfall once again main topic
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers return Tuesday for an all-too-familiar scene at the state Capitol: The opening of yet another special session aimed at balancing a hole-riddled budget.
When they gavel in late afternoon, the House and Senate will be convening their sixth special session in three years, all called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to address Louisiana’s persistent financial troubles.
This 14-day gathering, like a prior special session in February, will determine if lawmakers will agree to replace some expiring temporary taxes to stave off deep budget cuts. The special session earlier this