BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If Twitter is an accurate portrayal of the tax debates to expect in the Louisiana Capitol’s chambers, it’s going to be a rocky special session.
The trash-talking on social media has reached a fever pitch as lawmakers bicker — in 280 characters or less — over their philosophical points ahead of the tax session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to begin next week, aimed at closing a $1 billion budget gap and avoiding deep cuts.
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