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Disagreements arise between House leadership, Black Caucus over tax deals

Matt Houston
and Katie Gagliano
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE — House leadership bickered Monday over who is to blame for a new stall in budget negotiations instead of voting on several key bills that could raise revenue and solve the state’s looming budget crisis.

The legislative calendar was shelved until Wednesday morning after the Legislative Black Caucus sought to resurrect legislation that would compress personal income tax brackets and raise taxes on the middle and upper class. Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, addressed members from the floor and

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