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Special session call expected


Rep. Reynolds: Ideas on the table

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana lawmakers will learn today if they are returning to the state Capitol after the Mardi Gras holiday to debate replacing $1 billion in expiring taxes, to avoid deep budget cuts.

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he’d need to call a special session by Friday so lawmakers have enough time to debate taxes before the regular session begins in mid-March, when next year’s budget is crafted.

Rep. Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, believes the call for a session is coming today. “I believe the call for a special session will be made [Friday.],” he said.


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