Will he or won't he? Edwards' tax session decision expected
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers should know soon if they are returning to the state Capitol after the Mardi Gras holiday to debate replacing $1 billion in expiring taxes, to avoid deep budget cuts.
Gov. John Bel Edwards set Friday as the deadline in negotiations with lawmakers over whether Louisiana will have a special session later this month on taxes.
The Democratic governor said he needs to call the session by Friday so lawmakers have enough time to debate taxes before the regular session begins in mid-March, when next year's budget is crafted.
The target for starting the special session is Feb. 19.
Edwards is meeting Friday with Senate President John Alario and House Speaker Taylor Barras to discuss tax ideas. He's expected to announce his special session decision after that meeting.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
String of car break-ins in luxury Baton Rouge apartment complex
LSU announces that students will not be required to get COVID-19 vaccines
Coast Guard suspends search for Seacor Power crew, volunteer diver weighs in...
Entergy finds solution for neighborhood with frequent power outages
Woman finds tracking device on car, state police want it back
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76
Southern Wins Third Straight Bayou Classic
White squad edges Purple in LSU Spring game
'We have a plan': Coach O quiet on how Title IX scandal...
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...