La. House Republicans Draw Up List Of Wants In Budget Battle

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Republicans who control the Louisiana House are out with several demands if Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards expects help from them on tax hikes needed to offset the state's billion-dollar budget shortfall.

House Speaker Taylor Barras fired off a letter to Edwards Tuesday where Barras says Republicans in the House want Edwards to agree to more government transparency, a state spending cap and a reduction in Medicaid recipients.

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