Lawmakers have tough budget decisions to make

By Quint Forgey and Justin DiCharia

Three days after severe weather warnings and a nasty spate of tornados tore through southeast Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards offered words outside his fourth floor Capitol office on Friday which applied as much to upcoming forecasts as they did to this year’s nearly $1 billion fiscal shortfall. “We should take advantage of the warnings we’re given and not risk the roulette wheel,” he said.

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