Governor Edwards calls for a budget deficit elimination session to begin Feb 13th
Posted on 2/3/2017 4:08:00 PM.
Governor John Bel Edwards has issued the call for a special session to address a $304 million budget shortfall for this fiscal year. It will begin Monday night on February 13th and it must conclude by midnight February 22nd.
 
The governor is proposing to use rainy day dollars and cuts to various areas of state government, including the department of health.
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Governor Edwards releases call for the special session
Posted on 2/5/2016 5:16:00 PM.
Governor John Bel Edwards has issued the call for a special legislative session to address a 750-million dollar budget shortfall this fiscal year and a 1.9 billion dollar shortfall next fiscal year.
 
The session will start February 14th and end no later than March 9th at 6 PM. During those three-and-a half weeks, lawmakers will debate various budget cuts and tax increases.
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Governor Edwards to release call for special session on Friday
Posted on 2/5/2016 3:33:00 AM.
We are expecting Governor John Bel Edwards will issue the call for a special legislative session today. Jeremy Alford, with lapolitics.com, says the call outlines which tax measures the governor will ask legislators to vote on, to help close a 750-million dollar budget deficit for this fiscal year.
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