Sales tax raises less than Gov. Edwards wanted

Tryfon Boukouvidis
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE–After several contentious days, the House on Monday passed a Republican bill 76-28 to partially address the impending fiscal cliff when temporary revenue measures expire this summer.

The bill broke a logjam in the House, which could not agree on any revenue measures in March, and marked a significant step toward solving some of the state’s budget problems.

The bill now goes to the Senate, which could adjust it to raise more revenue to ease possible cuts in health care and higher education.

The House bill,


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