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