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Special Session collapses Sunday

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Lawmakers fail to pass revenue bills

Sarah Gamard
Matt Houston
& Ashley Wolf
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE — In a stunning display of mistrust between Republicans and Democrats, the House failed Sunday to agree on any revenue-raising measures, all but killing the special legislative session that was called to deal with a looming $1 billion budget shortfall.

The last of many disagreements over 13 days came over the order of the votes on two bills that were essential to a compromise, and it was clear that neither side trusted the other enough to approve its bill first.

Democrats said they had an agreement

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