Ghost of failed special session lingers
Drew White and
LSU Manship School News Service
BATON ROUGE– Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday listed raising the minimum wage, enforcing equal pay for women and combating sexual harassment as some of his top priorities for the regular legislative session.
The governor’s remarks came in an address to the Legislature a week after the end of a failed special session he had called to replace expiring tax measures and ease a projected $1 billion budget shortfall.
Edwards began his address expressing disappointment that the session failed due to “distracting political games.”
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