Another One? Louisiana Legislature Convenes 10th Session in 3 Years
The Louisiana Legislature convened its 10th session in three years -- and its fourth session of 2018 -- Monday with the goal of renewing sales taxes and avoiding drastic budget cuts to higher education, prisoner housing, district attorneys, the TOPS college scholarship program and the food stamps program.
Lawmakers have already tried -- and failed -- to reach a consensus on taxes in a regular session in 2017 and two previous special sessions this year. House Republican leaders can't come to an agreement with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Senate and several members of its own party on what the new sales tax rate should be.