An analysis piece by Melinda DeSlatte of the Associated Press talks about lawmakers, and their supporters, taking to Twitter to pontificate about their position, often getting nasty in the process.

“The trash-talking on social media has reached a fever pitch as lawmakers bicker — in 280 characters or less — over their philosophical points ahead of the tax session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to begin next week, aimed at closing a $1 billion budget gap and avoiding deep cuts,” DeSlatte said.

“Many lawmakers, policy analysts, lobbying groups and governor’s office staff have decided to engage in finger-pointing exchanges about who’s


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