Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Louisiana's failed special session on taxes cost state $643K

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, April 01 2018 Apr 1, 2018 April 01, 2018 11:11 AM April 01, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's failed special session on taxes, which didn't raise any money to help close a state budget gap, cost taxpayers nearly $643,000.
Information provided by the House and Senate to NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune showed the 15-day session, held from Feb. 19 through March 5, cost $42,865 per day.
The spending was less than the range of $50,000 to $60,000 per day that is usual for special sessions. That could be because the House could not reach a consensus on taxes, leaving the Senate few reasons to meet.
Nearly all tax measures must start in the House.
According to the records, the House spent $451,620 on the session and the Senate $191,349.
Much of the money covered compensation for lawmakers. The state paid $324,879 to legislators for per diem and mileage.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days