Here we are again. Louisiana lawmakers failed to reach a tax deal by Monday’s deadline, cratering their second special session this year without agreement and passing a budget that would force deep cuts across state government next month.

According to the Associated Press, the House and Senate couldn’t agree on what level of taxes to raise in the budget year that begins July 1, and the House ended at midnight Tuesday in meltdown as lawmakers tried to scramble to bring up a sales tax bill that was opposed by House GOP leaders.

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he’ll call another special session

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