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Preparing for the cliff

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Lawmakers share concerns, plans

A billion-dollar budget deficit for the state is set to rear its ugly head thanks to expiring tax revenues.

Ominously called the “fiscal cliff,” the deficit was solved in a special session by passing, mainly, a one-cent sales tax increase and several taxes on businesses. Designed to sunset this year, the question now is what will legislators do to either replace tax revenues set to expire this year or where will they cut the budget to find the missing revenue?

The Bossier Press-Tribune asked local legislators Sen. Barrow Peacock (R-Bossier City) and Rep. Dodie Horton (R-Haughton) what they

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