Ryan Noonan
and Kaylee Poche
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE–With the first week of the special legislative session winding down, agreement on measures to solve the state’s looming $1 billion fiscal cliff still seems far away, as “voluntarily deferred” has quickly become the most commonly used phrase at the Capitol.

“Basically, nothing has happened,” Rep. Dustin Miller, D-Opelousas, said. “The Republicans are pretty much saying the only way they will pass some revenue measures is if we implement policies. A lot of those policies we don’t agree with.”

All four Medicaid-related bills presented Thursday to the House Health and Welfare Committee were


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