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Special session deadline looms at the capitol

1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, March 08 2016 Mar 8, 2016 March 08, 2016 11:03 PM March 08, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Mark Armstrong & Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - A deadline looms at the state capitol. By the end of Wednesday, the special session called to deal with the state's budget woes will be over.

It'll be a busy day. Lawmakers have to find another $200 million. Accomplishing that could be easier said than done; They've spent the majority of the past week bickering about who's money is going to be used to bailout the state.

It looks like it's coming down to a compromise over the state sales tax. Lawmakers will either agree to raise it as high as 6%, which would be the highest in the nation, or to eliminate a number of business tax exemptions.

You can follow their progress throughout the day on WBRZ News 2, as well as on WBRZ.com. Governor John Bel Edwards will hold a post-session press conference at 6:30 p.m. We'll stream it live on WBRZ.com and have more from the address Wednesday night on WBRZ News 2 at 10.

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