Tax, Budget Bills Approved For New Fiscal Year

Special Session Update 6-24-2018

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Posted by Governor John Bel Edwards on Sunday, June 24, 2018

There will be no major budget cuts when Louisiana's new spending plan takes effect July 1st.

State lawmakers gave final approval yesterday to the $29 billion budget after giving a thumbs-up to extending part of an expiring one-percent sales tax.

The state's new sales tax will total 4.45% compared to the five cents on the dollar paid now.

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