Third Special Session On Budget Begins Today

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State lawmakers launch a ten-day special session on the budget today in Baton Rouge.

It's the third such attempt to forge an agreement that balances spending and revenue, something that's about $650 million out of kilter.

The red ink has to be erased prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year July 1st, either by higher taxes, program cuts or a combination of both.

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