Edwards Issues Call For 3rd Special Session Of 2018

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Lawmakers will be heading back to the State Capitol Monday, June 18 for their third special session of the year, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday.

The most recent special session ended with a budget with cuts that Edwards would like to avoid.

The special session is scheduled to end at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. You can read the call here.

“A clear majority in the legislature wants to put our state’s budget challenges behind us, but were blocked in the last special session,” said Edwards.  “We have one more opportunity to get this right for the people of Louisiana.  We can fully fund TOPS, higher education, our sheriffs, district attorneys and other state priorities and still give the people of Louisiana a reduction in their tax burden of over $500 million.

"While this special session can last 10 days, there is nothing stopping the legislature from completing its work early.  We know the path we need to take, and now it’s time to come together as Louisianans to solve this problem.  Based on the input from many members of the legislature, I am optimistic that we can get it done.”

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