Lawmakers have 2 weeks to fix the budget mess. The 6th special session we've held in 2 years will focus on ways to bring in more money to balance the budget. Stephen Waguespack with the Louisiana Association of Business and industry says the Governor should stop creating a panic by talking about cuts that he knows lawmakers won't let happen.
Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to make more changes to Louisiana’s 72-year-old Industrial Tax Exemption program.
One day after Rep. Neil Abramson’s constitutional convention legislation failed in the state House by a 52-47 vote, an organization involved with the effort released a statement saying it would work to have a similar bill introduced in the approaching special session that convenes Tuesday, May 22. Lane Grigsby, the founder of Constitutional Coalition 2020, said momentum continues to build. “As we sit on the eve of the sixth special legislative session in only two years,” he said, “we must consider this opportunity to develop real solutions to our state’s budget woes.”
An organization backed by more than 30 community and business groups was rallying to have a constitutional convention convened by 2020, just one day after a bill that would have done as much died in the House.
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