With a special legislative session beginning Monday, State Rep. Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, has a message for constituents: Don’t believe the hype.

“There will be several bills filed” Reynolds said. “Some will follow the tax commission recommendations and others will be ideas from legislators.”

The Special Legislative Session has been called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to address a budget shortfall of approximately $1 billion.

While there may be many bills, Reynolds said the clearinghouse for what will be considered is still the House Ways and Means Committee.

“Don’t be concerned about any bill until it gets out of the Ways and Means committee,” he


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