Special Session On Budget Ends With Nothing Resolved

End of Special Session Press Conference

WATCH: Governor Edwards holds a press conference to discuss the end of the special session. #lagov #lalege

Posted by Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday, March 5, 2018

State lawmakers are returning home after ending a special session on the budget two days early and resolving nothing.

The legislature folded its tent Monday, making no progress at finding a way to keep the next fiscal year spending plan from drowning in red ink.

As projected now, there will be a $700 million shortfall in revenue because of temporary tax measures that expire on June 30th.

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