Latest tax special session to begin June 18

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling lawmakers back to the Louisiana Capitol on June 18 for the third special session this year aimed at replacing expiring taxes, hoping he can broker a deal with House GOP leaders to avoid deep budget cuts looming in three weeks.

The Democratic governor Friday outlined the dates and parameters for the 10-day special session, which must end by June 27. Only sales taxes and certain budget items can be considered this time.

Louisiana is expected to bring in $648 million less in the budget


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