Tryfon Boukouvidis/LSU Manship School News Service | Gov. John Bel Edwards called Monday for the Legislature to put aside partisan politics and extend revenue measures to avoid cuts in state services.

Tryfon Boukouvidis, Paul Braun and Drew White
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE – At the outset of the third special legislative session this year, Gov. John Bel Edwards chided a group of House Republicans Monday for having blocked efforts to raise revenue to avoid budget cuts and said this was the “last chance” to solve the problem.

“Over the past several months, partisan politics have infested this building in a way we have never seen before,” Edwards said in an address to the Legislature. He added that “the constant mix of partisan angling” was “simply inexcusable.”

Edwards, a Democrat, also took


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